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Recover Data from Virus Attacked SD Card/USB Drive/Hard Drive

2016-07-08 15:11:34 Posted by Tracy King to Resource

Summary:
Get attacked by unknown virus in your SD card, USB drive or hard drive and all data become inaccessible or disappear? If you are facing data loss troubles due to virus attack or infection, here below, easy & effective solutions are ready to help.

Tip: Remove virus from your SD card, USB drive or hard drive firstly

Keep in mind that whenever you lost your data, you should always firstly remove the virus from your SD card, USB drive or hard drive etc storage devices.

Anti-virus programs or software will do the job. This will be very helpful to stop virus from attacking or damaging more data in your device or computer.

Method 1. Restore virus attacked data from backup

If you have created backups for the virus attacked data in your SD card, USB drive or hard drive, things will be quite simple. All you need is to restore the backups and get your lost data back again.

If you don’t have backups, things might be more complicate. But you still have a chance. Here below, Method 2 and 3 will help you restore lost data due to virus attack when you have no backups.

Method 2. Recover data from virus attacked SD card/USB drive/hard drive with data recovery software

Professional data recovery software is often equipped with powerful data recovery capacity. To restore data from virus attacked storage devices can be done with simple clicks. And here we’d like to recommend you try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard which allows you to restore data from complex situations including virus attacked devices. 

If your lost data are less than 2GB, EaseUS free recovery software will just help with no fees for SD card data recovery. If you need unlimited data recovery capacity, the pro version - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is exact what you need. Follow below steps to restore lost data from virus attacked devices such as SD card now: 

Step 1. Free download and launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select SD card location where you lost files and click "Scan".

Recover lost data from virus attacked SD card, usb drive, hard drive.

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find deleted or lost files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more files and data from the virus attacked SD card;

Restore lost data from virus infected SD card, USB drive, hard drive.

Step 3. Preview and restore lost SD card files due to virus attack;
You can preview found data by file types, select found SD Card files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

Restore lost data due to virus attack from SD card, USB drive or hard drive.

So now you’ve successfully recovered virus infected data. If you the restored data were encrypted by some strange format, you may need some decryption tools to decrypt those files or data to be reusable again.

Method 3. Restore lost data due to virus attack with cmd command

CMD command can help fix quite a lot complex troubles in PC and it also works to deal with some external storage device problems such as data loss issue due to virus attack:

  • Go to the Search and enter: command prompt and tap Command Prompt;
  • Type: ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D J:\ and hit Enter;
  • Click OK.

J: presents the letter of your storage device name showed in PC.
Then it will restore all deleted or lost files caused by virus back to your SD card, USB drive or hard drive.