I Mistakenly Reformatted My SD Card That Is Attacked by Virus

Do I still have chance to reclaim files after reformatting an SD card that is infected with virus or spyware? This is a question that many people have asked. Take following users as an example:

"I bought my Nikon digital camera to my brother last week. Today, I removed the SD card out of my Nikon camera and connected it to my PC because I need to copy some photos from the card. However, my SD card is not readable, it says memory card is corrupted. Run antivirus software, it says SD card is infected with virus. So I run the software to scan and remove virus from the SD card and then format the SD card, but the card is still unreadable. What should I do to access the SD card and recover lost files?"

"I accidentally formatted SD card because I want to erase virus from the card by formatting, but all data stored on the SD card has been erased too due to formatting. Can I unformat SD card and restore deleted videos from SD card free?"

"Hello! How do I recover pictures after formatting SD card by mistake when it is attacked by Trojan? My friend told me that I can reformat SD card to remove virus, but he does not tell me that everything on the card will be deleted after formatting. Please tell me the solution for formatted SD memory card photo recovery."

When you accidentally reformat the virus infected SD card, please keep the card untouched by any new data or physical damage if you want to take back files from reformatted SD card.

How to Recover Data after Formatting Virus-infected SD Card?

The reason why SD card is not readable when it is attacked by virus is that virus can corrupt the file system of SD card or even corrupt the files on the card. Sometimes, you can remove all viruses by formatting the card, but data will not be recovered after formatting. Therefore, you need to rely on iCare Data Recovery Pro to restore files first of all before formatting SD card. However, if you have mistakenly formatted SD card before data recovery, you still have chance to recover files as long as there is no new data being written to the card. Now, you can follow the steps below to recover files:

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Step1. Run the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the SD card and then you only need to wait during scanning.

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Step3. You are able to preview the found pictures after scanning and recover the files you need.

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How to Reformat Virus Infected SD Card Using CMD?

Generally, you can reformat a virus infected SD card with your phone or computer. You can also run command line to reformat an SD card when common format solution cannot be completed since SD card is corrupted by virus. To use CMD to format an SD card, you have to connect it to a Windows computer and type correct command prompt.

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Can You Remove Virus from SD Card without Formatting?

You can remove virus from an SD card without reformatting in most of time because you can rely on antivirus program to scan and fix the SD card which has been attacked by malware or Trojan.

SD Card Virus Remover for Android

Is there virus remover for SD card of Android mobile phone? You may have such a doubt when SD card is attacked by virus on smartphone. To erase virus from an Android phone SD memory card, you can use antivirus software for mobile. You can free download memory card virus remover APK and install it on your cellphone to scan the virus infected SD memory card and remove all found viruses.

SD Card Virus Cleaner for PC

You can also use SD card antivirus software on PC to scan and fix the SD card that is attacked by virus.
Whether you launch anti-virus software on phone or computer, it is recommended to backup the card in advance because some antivirus tool might remove folders or files on your card sometimes.

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