Detected Virus in My Flash Disk and Personal Computer

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A virus was detected when I was copying some work into a flash disk, my computer hanged and what can I do and the work is urgent?

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Detected Virus in My Flash Disk and Personal Computer

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You should eject the flash disk safely from your computer. Check for solutions or updates on the latest and powerful antivirus in the market. Make sure that you are well connected to the internet to allow computer updates to run smoothly in order to assure you that the antivirus is up to date.If you need a new and strong antivirus download it and install it  following the key steps of installations and verify its license to indicate that it's genuine and ready to run as anticipated. The final solution if the problem caused by the virus persists is to format the flash disk  or use another flash disk that is not infected by any virus.

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Detected Virus in My Flash Disk and Personal Computer

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I’m quite confused if you were copying your files from the USB flash drive to your computer or from your computer to your USB flash drive. Because if the files will be coming from your computer and it detected a virus when you start copying then the files are clean and it is only the USB flash drive that was detected to contain a virus.

But if the files were already stored in the USB flash drive then the files were already infected. To verify that your computer is still clean, disconnect the USB flash drive, update your antivirus, and run a full system scan. The result of the scan should display a clean system. After that, visit Sophos Virus Removal Tool then download and install the application.

Once it is installed and updated, exit the program. Insert your USB flash drive then start Sophos Virus Removal Tool again and then begin scanning. The tool will check your entire hard drive and your USB flash drive. When a virus is detected, repeat the scan until it no longer detects a virus. When everything is clean, continue copying your files and check if the files were not damaged.

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