Micro SD cards are suitable for easy storage with connectivity options for devices like computers and mobile phones. But sometimes, your SD card can be infected by viruses because of handling it on multiple devices. There are several other factors that might lead to infected files on your SD card. You can remove the viruses from your Micro Sd Card using Command Prompt. For detailed instructions, go through the steps given below.
Steps to remove the virus from the SD card without formatting it:
Step 1: Before starting, ensure that your Micro SD card is connected to your Windows computer.
Step 2: Click the Start menu, type ‘cmd’ in the search field, and hit the Enter key.
Step 3: From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
Step 4: Now, the Command Prompt app will be launched with administrator rights.
Step 5: Type ‘attrib -h -r -s /s /d E:\*.*’ in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key (replace the drive letter E with your SD card drive letter).
Step 6: Wait for the Command Prompt to scan your SD card and remove the viruses automatically.
Steps to remove the virus from your SD card by formatting it:
Step 1: For Windows, open My Computer or This PC by double-clicking its shortcut icon on the desktop.
Step 2: Make sure that your SD card is detected by your computer.
Step 3: Give a right-click on your SD card drive and select the Format option.
Step 4: Click Format and select a format from the File system drop-down menu.
Step 5: Select the Quick Format checkbox and click the Start button to format your SD card.
Step 6: For Mac, open Disk Utility and choose your SD card from the left-side panel.
Step 7: Click the Erase tab at the top and give a name for your SD card.
Step 8: Select the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option from the Format drop-down menu.
Step 9: Choose the GUID Partition Map option from the Scheme pull-down menu.
Step 10: Click the Erase button to format your SD card.
Step 11: Once you are done formatting the SD card, download a trusted data recovery software and install it on your computer.
Step 12: Run the data recovery software and recover the deleted files.
You have now seen how to remove the virus from your SD card.