Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How To Clean Virus If Affected And Folders Turn To *.exe

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    How To Clean Virus If Affected And Folders Turn To *.exe


    Hi Evryone,
    I would like to share a simple that will work for a majority of people if their important files have been affected by virus and have been turned into application files or *.exe.

    1.Right click the drive and check for errors with Windows.

    2.If any errors were found then fix them.

    3.Scan your usb with an Antivirus it is sure to be infected and the infected files should be
    deleted from the antivirus options. Now if you open your drive it looks like theres nothing inside!
    BUT WAIT WE AREN"T DONE

    4.Next, Open control panel-> folder options

    5.Make sure the options listed are unchecked
    ->Hide extensions for known file types
    ->Hide protected operating system files
    and lastly check on "Show hidden files, folders and drives."

    6.Now open your drive u'll find all your folders right in place ( but hidden )
    along with the application copies ( if found ) of your folders.

    7.Make sure to permanently delete all the application files ( if found ).

    8.Now open Command Prompt as admin and type the following script:-
    ->attrib e:\*.* /d /s -h -r -s
    note that "e" is the letter of your drive.

    9.Now your ready to go!!!!!!!
    Enjoy your clean USB

    If it helped evryone please comment,
    if there are any other probs plz post and we will see if we can fix them

    Screenshots:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails before.jpg   usb.jpg   after.jpg  
    Last edited by sri2000; 20 Apr 2014 at 00:13. Reason: Screenshots messed it up!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    sry guys looks like sum problem
    any way to delete this?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Was that supposed to be a picture you posted ? all I see is code for it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That took a long time to read!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    sry guys looks like sum problem
    any way to delete this?
    Yes please. Click on edit post button on your message. Then delete all the strange stuff and upload the picture (if that is what it is)

    EDIT - added a picture of the "Edit Post" button
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Okie dokie fixed it at last!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    That took a long time to read!!!
    Sry for the inconvinience
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Was that supposed to be a picture you posted ? all I see is code for it.
    sry abt that my mistake
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How To Clean Virus If Affected And Folders Turn To *.exe
Related Threads
It tells me that I need to turn on my ivrus scanner. I click the button to activate it and nothing happens. Here is a video of this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVNzLVmf6Aw&feature=youtu.be
How to Turn Navigation Pane "Show all folders" On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to turn Show all folders on or off in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer in your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. If you turn on Show All...
Hi to all Eight forum. I m here with a strange problem, it happens from yesterday, the problem is when I playing games on my Dell inspiron N4050 and then the main power where the charger pluged in is turn off (it is the most problem in my country that there is heavy short fall of power), the...
Read more at source: Twitter hacked, 250,000 users affected | ZDNet and Twitter Blog: Keeping our users secure
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook