If your system is infected by a virus, you can remove it manually or using a trusted third-party software. There are a lots of antivirus software available for download. Sometimes, the manual method of removing virus also works out. To perform the manual virus removal process, you have to know about your drive letter. Find the drive letter and then perform the virus removal process. Detailed instructions to remove external hard drive virus are given below. Read and proceed with the same. You can also get help from our technical experts in resolving any issues with your computer.
In most cases, formatting your system or drive will remove external hard drive virus present in it. But, before formatting the computer, make sure to take a backup of all the important data from your hard drive.To format your virus-infected external hard drive, follow the instructions given below.
You can remove the recycle bin virus from your external hard drive in two different ways.
Using third-party software:
Using the Command Prompt application:
To launch the Command Prompt application on your system, follow the steps given below.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*command.
You can remove the virus from your hard drive manually or using third-party software. The virus removal procedure for different types of viruses is discussed above. To get remote assistance in performing any of the processes, click the Call button available on this screen.
Autorun Virus is a type of virus that writes itself on external drives. It affects the computer whenever the user opens a Flash drive in Explorer. This type of virus widely spreads through hard disk drives, flash drives, and memory cards.
Follow these steps to remove Autorun Virus from your hard disk drives:
"cd\"and press the Enter key to access the root directory of c:\.
"attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf"command and press the enter button.
"del autorun.inf"and press Enter.
"d:"for D-drive and enter
"e:"for the E-drive.
If you find difficulties in performing the above method, use the alternative approach to remove the Autorun Virus.
GPEDIT.MSCin the Run dialog box.
A Shortcut virus will generally delete or hide the original files on the system and make a copy of them to display their shortcuts.These viruses will generally spread when you open the infected files and folders. It grows large and damages your data, system, and more.The shortcut virus-infected file format will be shortcut.ini and shortcut.exe. These viruses can be removed by using cmd, Registry, or antivirus software.
Follow these steps to use Command Prompt(cmd) to remove the Shortcut external hard drive virus:
attrib -h -r -s /s /d F:\*.*and press the enter key.
del autorun.xxxand press enter on the keyboard.
You can access the Registry Editor to remove the Shortcut Virus.
The other alternative way to solve the Shortcut virus is by installing a standard Antivirus software on your system. It will perform a scan to detect the Shortcut virus and remove it entirely from your device.
Trashes Virus is a type of malware that is originated from the Trojan family. These viruses are capable of slowing down your computers and redirecting your browser homepage.When the trashes virus attacks your system, the ".Trashes" file gets attached to the folders.You can check whether your system is infected by trashes virus just by checking the file formats.The Windows will have ".NTFS" file format and the Mac will have .exFAT (Extended File Allocation table).Follow these steps to remove the Trashes virus from your external hard drive:
cd e:for the drive-E).
"chkdsk e:/f"in the command prompt to fix the issues automatically.
Replacing a hard drive is recommended only when the hard drive is not usable. The external hard drive virus can be removed just by performing a clean reinstall on it. This is an assured way of removing all types of viruses from the hard drive.This clean install will delete all the data on your hard drive. Before the clean install, scan the entire hard drive using an antivirus software and copy the virus-free data to an external hard drive, so that you don’t lose any important data.
Hard Drive Safety Delete Scam is an adware that gets displayed on your computer.If you accept and follow the scam, a virus gets installed on your computer and modifies your system settings.It repeats the fake alerts while using your browser and scares the victim by notifying that the hard drive will be deleted.
To remove this Hard Drive Safety Delete Scam, follow these steps:
In may cases, it is recommended to use an Antivirus Software to identify the malware on your computer.
To remove the malware from the browsers, carry out the following procedure:
You can contact our technical experts if you have no idea about how to remove external hard drive viruses.