Any kind of storage device that is accessible over the Internet is bound to be infected by viruses and malware. So, it is important to protect your device and data stored on it from viruses. There are many basic and advanced antivirus software available in the market and most of them perform well in detecting and removing viruses & threats efficiently. Some antivirus software offer advanced scanning and virus removal features only in its paid version. At the same time, the other antivirus software offer the full virus removal option in its free/trial version. Now, let’s see how To Scan External Hard Drive For Virus in detail. It is important to select a reputable antivirus software to scan the external hard drive for viruses. After selecting the antivirus software, download or purchase it. Before downloading the software, make sure that it is compatible with your computer’s OS. Once the antivirus software has been downloaded, install it on your computer. Make sure to schedule the virus scan once or twice a day. It is better to enable the Auto Scan option.