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Files on flash memory disappeared !

by Omarison / October 11, 2013 11:28 PM PDT

hi guys ! well i go right into the problem , my flash drive was named : omarison then when i plugged it to my computer i found that the name was converted to "removable disk (F:)" and all files disappeared ! but the properties still show that 153 out of 956 MB is occupied which makes me sure that my files are there ! but i cant look nor open them ! any solution ?

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How old is that flash drive?
by wpgwpg / October 11, 2013 11:38 PM PDT

Flash drives do eventually wear out, usually after a lot of use. I'd try to see if maybe it would work in another PC. If you ever get to the files, be sure to copy them to another device!
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Good luck.

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i think its a trojan virus ?
by Omarison / October 11, 2013 11:56 PM PDT

i think its a trojan virus ! so whatever happens happens to the flash drive i really dont care that much about file on it but i wanna make sure it wont happen with another drive i plug into my computer , and make sure that my computer is safe as well ! so how can i remove the trojan virus ?

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(NT) Boot to Safe Mode and run your antivirus
by wpgwpg / October 12, 2013 1:02 AM PDT
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Potential issue
by pgc3 / October 12, 2013 1:13 AM PDT

Have you done a scan on the system? If the FD is/was infected the infection had to come from somewhere, that would be the first place to start. If the FD is infected scan it on a clean system with a strong A/V software package, preferably in Safe Mode With Networking and attempt clean up. But the first thing would be to scan the suspected system otherwise the infection may persist, this could be acheived with something like Malwarebytes loaded to a clean flash drive from a clean computer with system booted to Safe Mode w/networking.

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