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About Virus That Automatically Delete Files
The virus exists every day, some of which are less harmful and some are more harmful. Some viruses can delete files, like the CIH virus. The CIH virus, also known as the Chernobyl virus, threatened to delete files automatically and erase the core system code kept in flash memory on the motherboard of certain types of computers. This page will focus on the virus that automatically delete files.
How to Protect Files from Virus That Automatically Delete Files
When you cannot open a file or folder by double-clicking as usual, be careful! You're very likely threatened by a virus! Many people are reporting that the virus deletes files when they try to open them, and asking an effective solution to virus file recovery badly. Let's see an example.
"Virus! Please help me out. When I try to open any file such as a movie, video, picture, and document on my USB stick, it became a shortcut and double-clicking doesn't open it. Instead, I can only delete it. What should I do? How to remove a virus that automatically delete files?"
How to Recover Files from Virus That Deletes Files
The computer and laptop virus is loathful and disgusting. Also, it's dangerous. It can slow down your system performance, delete all your important files. What's worse, it encrypts files so that you can hardly get them back.
For the case that virus deletes files when you try to open them, you can rely on two effective methods: to recover virus infected files using cmd or try a third-party file recovery software.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a qualified virus file recovery software, being specialized in retrieving data after being deleted or hidden by the virus on various storage devices, including computer hard drive, external USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive and so on.
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.
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.
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.
How to Remove Virus That Automatically Delete Files
With files being well protected and restored, you should start immediately to find a powerful antivirus software or perhaps use cmd to remove the virus from any drive in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7.
Follow the detailed guide to remove virus that deletes everything
Just give you an example. I am going to delete'autorun.inf' virus from my USB drive, which is D:
1. Right-click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Sign in with your Administrator account and password if the system asks.
2. Type: D: and hit Enter. (Replace D: with the drive letter where the virus files exist.)
3. Type: attrib and hit Enter.
4. Type: attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and hit Enter.
5. Type: del autorun.inf 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.
Step 3. Select the hard drive and click "Execute".
Step 4. After the operation completes, click the here link to check the hidden files.
Virus That Automatically Delete Files FAQs
1. Is Autorun a virus?
Autorun.in is a virus that is usually spread through infected external devices like USB drives. Once an infected USB disk is introduced to your system, the virus can destroy your computer, self-executing files, destroying important documents, and replicating itself so that it is hard to remove.
2. Can a virus delete all your files?
The viruses are very troublesome, they can delete your important files (photos, audios, videos, documents, etc.), make data inaccessible (or hidden), convert your files into shortcuts, and even destroy your system. But you don't have to panic because there are many ways to remove the virus that deletes files. If the virus deletes your files, you can also recover them through a virus recovery program.
3. How to recover files eaten by virus?
If you encounter a virus that automatically deletes files, you can recover files eaten by the virus in three steps using EaseUS virus recovery software.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the disk partition where the virus has deleted files. Click the "Scan" button to start.
Step 2. When scanning for lost files accomplishes, you can have a preview before selection.
Step 3. Choose the files to recover you want.
4. How to remove the Blackmail virus that deletes files?
Blackmail virus set to delete files. To remove this virus, you need to clean your networks of a malicious mass-mailing computer virus, before compromised systems reach the first trigger date and start deleting eleven types of files.
5. How do I remove auto delete virus?
To remove a virus that automatically deletes files, use the following CMD. After this, use anti-virus software to remove the virus completely.
Step 1. Right-click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2. Type D: and hit Enter. (Replace D: with the drive letter where the virus files exist.)
Step 3.Type attrib and hit Enter.
Step 4. Type attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and hit Enter.
Step 5. Type del autorun.inf and hit Enter.
6. Is it better to quarantine or delete a virus?
Removing viruses is best for your computer and data security. You can use the CMD and anti-virus software to remove the virus completely.
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Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!
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