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

Jean updated on Jul 24, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

The .exe virus can infect your USB flash drive or your computer, hide the original folders, then duplicate all your folders and create an executable file with its name. If you happen to meet this problem, do not worry, use EaseUS virus recovery software to recover file from .exe virus. Besides, we also provide you with effective methods to remove the .exe virus.

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, g to 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. 

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.

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Select the disk partition or storage location where you lost files and click "Scan".

Run file recovery software.

Step 2: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a scanning process to find lost files.

The scanning process will automatically start to find all of the files.

Scan and find lost files.

Step 3: Preview and restore lost files.

You can filter scan results by file type, select found files and click "Recover" to get them back. You should save the files to another safe spot in your PC/storage device, not where they were lost from.

Restore virus deleted 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.

Click to copy

 

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

Click to copy

 

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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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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