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How to Recover Folders Turned into .exe | Remove exe Virus

Did your files get infected by .exe virus or malware? When your files corrupted, hidden, deleted or missing after .exe file infection, grasp the last chance to restore your files and folders that changed/turned to .exe extension. And learn how to remove those applications.exe, app.exe or newfolder.exe virus off from your computer.

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Folders changed to Application .exe, how to remove .exe virus from computer?

If the .exe virus infects you, and folder become exe file virus, follow these to remove folders with .exe application:

1. Install, update your antivirus application.

2. Delete all detected files. Now, the .exe folder is removed, and you need to show the original folders.

3. Open File Manager.

4. Go to the top menu, Tools > Folder Options. Select the View tab.

5. Check the "Show hidden files and folders."

6. Go to Start > Run, type cmd at the OPEN: box, and press OK. This will show the command prompt.

7. Using My Computer, view the drive of hidden folders

8. Go to Command Prompt and type these command lines to unhide all folders and files: attrib *.* /d /s -h -r -s.

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Overview of .exe Virus 

.exe virus malware is not new to most computer users. What we heard the most are applications.exe, app.exe, and newfolder.exe virus. The virus is mainly spread by mobile devices such as USB flash drives. And it will hide the real folder, make a fake executable file to do the folder to seduce the user to click, click to trigger the Trojan to infect more folders. What's worse, .exe viruses are said to be so dangerous that they can disable programs like Task Manager, Regedit, and Folder Options. If your devices have been infected by the .exe virus, you can follow the ways below to recover files from .exe virus and remove it thoroughly.

How to Recover Files from .exe Virus

Once your USB flash drive or computer has been infected with .exe. virus, the original folders will be hidden and turn into .exe files. So, to recover the virus infected files, you need to unhide all folders and files by using the methods below.

1. Change View Settings

  • Open File Manager, go to the top menu, "Tools" > "Folder Options". Select the "View" tab.
  • Mark the "Show hidden files and folders".

2. Use Command Prompt

  • Go to "Start", type cmd, right-click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator".
  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.* and hit Enter. 

Manual execution of the command line is suitable for computer professionals, since incorrect commands can do more harm than good. Therefore, for security and usability, we strongly recommend you try an automatic command line alternative - EaseUS CleanGenius. It is a practical tool that enables you to check and fix file system errors, enable/disable write protection and update your system with one-click instead of typing intricate command lines.

Follow the simple steps below to show hidden files with this 1-click-fix software. 

Step 1. DOWNLOAD EaseUS CleanGenius for Free.

Step 2. Start EaseUS CleanGenius, choose "Optimization" on the left panel. Next, click "File Showing" on the right panel. 

show hidden files - step 2

Step 3. Select the hard drive and click "Execute".

file fixing - step 2

Step 4. After the operation completes, click the here link to check the hidden files. 

show hidden files - step 3

3. Use Virus Attack Recovery Software (Most Effective)

If the above two solutions can't recover the files turned into .exe, don't despair, you still have the last but the most effective method to make it with ease. That is using EaseUS hard drive recovery software. This reliable and professional virus attack recovery has so far helped a big number of customers to recover virus infected files. It is also competent to restore folders infected by the .exe virus from USB flash drive and computer's hard drive.

Now, download this data recovery software by clicking the download button below and follow the step-by-step guide to proceed .exe virus file recovery as soon as possible.

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Step 1. Select the virus infected drive to scan

Run EaseUS virus file recovery software on your Windows PC. Select the disk attacked by the virus to scan for lost or hidden files. Note that:

  • If it's an HDD where files were hidden or deleted by virus, it's better to install the software on a different volume or an external USB drive to avoid data overwriting.
  • If the infected device is an external hard drive, flash drive or memory card, it doesn't matter to install the software on the local drive of the computer.
select a location to scan

Step 2. Check all scanned results

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will immediately start a scan process to find your deleted or hidden files on the virus infected hard drive. To quickly locate the wanted files, you can use the Filter or type grouping feature to display only the pictures, videos, documents, emails, etc.

filter deleted or hidden files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted/hidden files

When the process finishes, you can preview the scanned files. Select the files you want and click the "Recover" button. You should save restored files to another secure location on your computer or storage device, not where they were lost.

Restore virus infected files

How to Remove .exe Virus Manually

To remove .exe virus from the USB drive or the computer, go through the following the guide carefully.

Step 1. Run Command Prompt on your Windows 10/8.1/8/Vista/XP computer;

Step 2. Enter the following commands one by one. These will delete the preliminary stages of the virus.

taskkill /f /t /im "New Folder.exe"
taskkill /f /t /im "SCVVHSOT.exe"
taskkill /f /t /im "SCVHSOT.exe"
taskkill /f /t /im "scvhosts.exe"
taskkill /f /t /im "hinhem.scr"
taskkill /f /t /im "blastclnnn.exe"

Step 3. Re-enable Task Manager and Regedit after deleting the virus by entering the following commands one by one.

reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

 

Step 4. Go to "Folder Options" > "View" > "Advanced Settings" > "Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives", and click "OK". Find the following listed files and delete them all.

C:\WINDOWS\SCVVHSOT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SCVHSOT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\hinhem.scr
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SCVHSOT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\blastclnnn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\autorun.ini
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\SCVHSOT.exe

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