How to Recover Lost Files after Virus Attack?
1.Click on the Start button.Right-click‘My Computer’if you are using Windows XP OS or‘Computer’if you have Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system.Now choose‘Properties’.
2.Click on‘Performance’and then‘File System’.Now press on‘Troubleshooting’and select‘Disable System Restore’.If you are using Windows Vista OS then click the link‘System Protection’which you can see on the left pane.Now click to remove the check mark next to your system drive i.e.C:\drive and select‘Turn System Restore Off.’If you are using Windows 7 OS,click the button that says‘Configure’below the list of drives.Soon after,click on‘Turn off system protection’which can be seen under the sub-heading‘Restore Settings.’Now disable System Restore.It prevents the computer calling up an earlier version of the infected file.
3.Run your anti-virus application from the Start menu.Do complete scan of your computer.If at all you do not have an anti-virus program installed on your computer then install one immediately.
4.Follow the on screen procedure to remove the viruses from your computer.If your antivirus software gives you an option to repair an infected file then do it immediately after the scan.
However,antivirus scans your computer and makes it virus free but where will you search for the files that has already been deleted by viruses?Unfortunately you cannot find it in your Recycle Bin.In such case,the only way left with you file recovery software to recover files deleted after virus infections.