Dot Exe files while using SD card

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Hello all, I use an android phone. I have noticed that whenever I use my smart phone with an SD card, there are some .exe files with same name as the name of the folder. Like in the folder named backup, I found a file named as backup.exe. This is true for all the other files. I don’t know if these files are useful or not. If these files are useless, please help me to get rid of these files. I just hope it is not a virus of some kind. Thanks!

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #183227

Dot Exe files while using SD card

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To verify that your phone is secure from virus install one antivirus on your phone. Run the antivirus and scan your entire phone. If antivirus found some virus then delete them immediately. Next again run the antivirus and make sure zero virus detected in the scan. Otherwise continue scanning until it gives no virus found.
 
To view some temporary file with .exe extension is not bad at all or it does not mean that your phone affected by virus. These extensions are required to run the original folder. These should be the hidden file but somehow show hidden file is turned on your phone for the SD card. To hide the folder connect the SD card with any computer. Then go to the control panel in the computer. Next click on folder option and then click on view option. In the view uncheck the ‘show hidden file’ option. Now come the SD card again and open the SD card. There you will not see the folder with .exe extension. Disconnect the SD card from your computer and use it on your mobile. You will not see those folders now from the mobile as well.
 
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Dot Exe files while using SD card

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If you are using your microSD card on your computer to store files then it is possible that your microSD card is infected with a virus. Though computer virus don’t really affect or infect a mobile phone, the virus stored in the microSD card will infect not only your computer but other computers as well if you insert it on them.

If you frequently use your microSD card on your desktop computer then it is more likely that your machine is already infected. Update your antivirus then run a full system scan on your computer. In case it didn’t find any virus, open Windows Explorer then click Tools and then select Folder Options. Select View tab. Scroll down a little bit.

Under “Hidden files and folders” section, select “Show hidden files and folders” then uncheck “Hide protected operating system files” and then click OK. Go to drive C, right-click System Volume Information folder, point to your antivirus, and then select Scan. You can also use Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It is best used on already infected computer.

Once installed, insert your microSD card to your computer then scan your machine. The scan will take some time because it will scan all files on your hard drive and on the microSD card. When a virus is detected, repeat the scan until it no longer detects a virus.

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