How To Remove virus from usb

Today we are going to share how to remove Virus using cmd on windows 10  there are many types of virus found now  a days they can slow your PC and your work too , you can also see  windows 10 Tricks .

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How is a virus different from any other file on Windows? A virus may be present in your PC as a file format which has the following properties:

  • A virus can be a file hidden from a user
  • A virus can be present in the form of an ‘autorun’ or ‘Autoexec’ file
  • A virus can be an exec file
  • A virus can be a file with different attribute permissions

Some of the well-known examples of the above kinds of the viruses are:

  • Autorun.inf
  • Ravmon.exe
  • New Folder.exe
  • svchost.exe
  • Heap41a

Remove Virus Using CMD from USB

 To remove a virus using cmd  from windows 10, we will use a great famous cmd command called ‘attrib‘ command.

It can be easily guessed from its name that the ‘attrib’ command represents different attributes of a file, folder or a directory. This command is mainly responsible for displaying, setting and removing the different attributes like read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes of a file or folder.

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Using that command, we will try to change the attributes assigned to a file and then recover our file.

the basic attributes of the ‘attrib’ command which we will use later:

  • R – R represents the “Read-only” attribute of a file or folder. Read-only means the file cannot be written or executed.
  • H – H stands for the “Hidden” attribute.
  • A – Similarily,  A stands for “Archiving” which prepares a file for archiving and,
  • S – S attribute changes the selected files or folders into a system file from a user file by assigning the “System” attribute to that particular file.

“attrib” Syntax:

ATTRIB [+ attribute | – attribute] [pathname] [/S [/D]]

In the above command, let’s see what the different parameters and switches are:

‘+ / –’ : To enact or to cancel the specified attribute.
‘attribute’ : As explained above
/S‘ : Searching throughout the entire path including subfolders
‘/D’ :  Include any process folder
‘pathname’ : Path where the target file or folder is located.

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Here is the proper syntax for attrib command:

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [+I | -I] [drive:][path][filename] [/S [/D] [/L]]

Let’s get start the process :

we are going to transfer an ‘autorun.inf‘ virus from my USB drive to my D: drive and delete this virus from my D: drive.

  • Run command prompt as an administrator

now we will change that drive to D


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Now , type attrib and press enter.  as you can clearly see the virus listed below ,

To remove Virus using CMD, type into your cmd attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and press Enter. It will remove the Read Only, Archive, System and hidden file attribute from all the files.

  • -r is for removing the read-only files
  • -a is for removing the archive file
  • -s is for removing the system file
  • -h is for removing the hidden file
  • *.* for all the files with all different types of file extensions


this command will only remove the different attributes from different files.

so to remove virus type:  del autorun.inf and enter


Now if you want to delete that file from a USB Drive, then you can change your current drive to USB drive current drive in another  step  and follow the commands.

  • You can again type ‘attrib’ command to see if the deleted file exists or not. As seen above, it does not exist anymore in the D drive.
  • To remove other viruses with extensions such as ‘.ink’, ‘.exe’, just type Del *.ink or Del *.exe respectively to delete those suspicious files.

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I Hope now you would be able to Remove Virus From USB using CMD On your Windows 10

By Dhruval Patel

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