Dear BestHacking readers today I am going to tell you
How to Remove a Virus Using Command Prompt
Virus is a computer program that can copy itself and
infect your computer. These viruses can spread via USB/
flash drive or from one computer to other computer by
few written codes. There are many antivirus software
available to remove viruses from computer. But there are
some viruses or suspicious files which can’t be removed
by any antivirus software. Some suspicious files such as
autorun.inf initiate all the viruses in pc. These files must
be removed for safe operation of your pc, because they
may lead to data loss, software damages etc. Such
viruses and files can be removed by using cmd. In this
article we will discuss how to remove a virus using
command prompt. Following steps can be used to
remove a virus using command prompt from your
Go to start menu and type “cmd” in the search box or
Start>all programs>accessories>command prompt.
infected drive such as write , g: to go to G drive.
Now type dir/w/a . It will show all the files of the drive
including hidden files.
Locate AUTORUN.INF or any Virus and other suspicious
files in the directory.
there was no virus in my drive so only autorun.inf is
Type command attrib -r –a –s –h to remove attributes of
Type del autorun.inf to delete autorun.inf file.
Now type del virus name.exe t delete it, eg : del
(You can also delete viruses by using following steps:
When you find an Autorun.inf file or any other
unusual .exe file just rename it.
Syntax for rename is (rename filename.extension new
name , for example: (rename autorun.inf virus) to
rename autorun.inf file. Here I have renamed it by
Now you can access the defected drive without affecting
To delete the renamed file go to the defected drive and
select the file you renamed.
Now delete the harmful renamed files.)
You have deleted that virus successfully but sometimes
virus resides in the Recycler folder.To locate this folder:
Type cd recycler command.
Again type dir/w/a to locate all file of the folder.
Identify malicious files and delete them using above
Follow the above steps carefully and i think this
information is enough to remove a virus using command
Important: Make sure that no other processes being
running while performing these actions. Best of luck.