Are you facing the problem of recovering data corrupted by a virus? If yes, then the problem is mainly with Windows as the operating system. Windows operating system is used for thousands of programs and applications. It is designed such that it can be installed easily on any machine with or without disks. As a result of this ease of use, thousands and millions of data are lost or misplaced every day. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to recover data corrupted by a virus successfully.
a). Perform the scan with ‘My Computer’ to make sure of your PC’s health: Nowadays, almost all computer users perform a scan with ‘My Computer’ after downloading anything. It helps them in knowing their PC’s condition. It also provides them with a list of installed and missing programs. If the programs are properly uninstalled from your computer, you should also remove the program files associated with them. When you do so, your windows folder will be cleaned and you can see all the corrupted files.
b). Perform a virus scan with your anti-virus program: You can perform a virus scan with your anti-virus program on a daily basis to check if there is any data loss in your computer. By using an anti-virus program, you can easily find out how to recover files corrupted by a computer virus. You just need to visit the web page of your anti-virus program and follow the given instructions.
c). Run file recovery software: When your computer gets infected by a virus, you can easily recover files with the help of file recovery software. This software can easily locate all types of data that have been severely damaged. There are several file recovery software available in the market but you have to choose the one that suits your system requirements. To make sure that you end up with perfect software, you should read reviews or testimonials of the users.
d). Copy the corrupt partition: As already mentioned, when your computer gets infected by a virus attack, it will first look for a partition to store the data. It tries to infect the other partitions present in your computer or any other logical drives too. If you have not set partition recovery during the scanning process or when you have not even tried to, then this is the best time to try this step to recover files.
e). Backup your hard drive: In this step, you have to back up all the data present in your computer so that you can recover files corrupted by a virus attack. In order to do this, you will need to boot your computer in Safe Mode. You will find the System Restore option present in the Task Manager. By clicking on this option, you can restore your system to a previous stage. By doing this, you will be able to get back all the data including that of temporary and log files.
f). Reinstall Windows OS: During the period of virus attack, Windows OS would stop responding and would recover files corrupted by it only if you reinstall it. Reinstalling Windows OS will also resolve the issue of running out of memory. However, if you cannot do it by yourself, then you should contact a computer technician. You should know that there are certain third-party tools that can help you repair Windows OS. However, the most reliable and safest one is the Power Data Recovery Software which uses a virtual imaging approach. This approach will allow you to recover files without losing any data.
g). Scan for Virus: Once you have restored your system using Power Data Recovery Software, you should scan it again with an anti-virus program or anti-spyware tool. If the virus has not affected the system at this point, you can proceed to defragment it. This will help to rearrange the data and files stored on your system so that it will look as if they were completely deleted during the virus attack. This process will also help to detect any other damaged parts of the system and fix them. However, if you have got an error message like ‘System unable to read files’, you should check whether there is any conflict in the damaged partitions. If there is, then both the partitions could be repaired and the data recovery software will work properly.