With the popularity of network, the possibility of viruses attacking computers or other storage devices has also increased significantly. Actually, a virus can easily invade your drive/system through a variety of sources. You should be careful enough when using your drive, but the fact is no one can avoid the accident.
Thus, a lot of people are interested in knowing the way to recover data from virus infected drive. They either have been subjected to a virus attack or are preparing for it.
How to recover data after virus attack? The answer depends. There are all sorts of viruses that will bring different consequences. For instance, some of the virus will delete your files directly; some may just hide your files and folders; however, others may lead to corrupted files. Here, I’ll mainly show you how to recover deleted files from USB drive after a virus attack.
4 Steps to Recover Data from Virus Infected Drive
Step 1: get MiniTool Power Data Recovery – a wonderful data recovery tool for both experienced users and novices. Finish the installation process and run the software. Now, connect your USB drive properly to the current computer and make sure it does appear in Disk Management.
Step 2: choose “Damaged Partition Recovery” functional module from the main interface by clicking on it. (You can also choose “Undelete Recovery” to recover deleted files from USB drive, but I still recommend “Damaged Partition Recovery”)
Step 3: select your USB drive when you see the partition list that includes all the devices mounted on the computer. After that, please click on the “Full Scan” button in the lower right corner to start detecting lost files.
Step 4: wait for the scan process. Finally, check the found files and folders you want to recover at the end of the full scan and click on the “Save” button in the lower right corner to set a safe storage path for them.
When all these operations are finished, you’ll see a prompt window in the software, indicating that you have done the work to recover data after virus attack.
That’s all I want to talk about to help you recover data from virus infected drive when the files/folders are deleted from a USB. In the end, I recommend you to do a data backup and virus cleanup when the recovery has been finished.