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Removal of malware from write protected pendrive

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  1. Trishika

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    Hi.
    My Hp pendrive of capacity 15.2 GB is write protected. On my scanning it through an antivirus, the malware is detected in the pendrive.

    I have tried almost all the steps to remove write protection on my pd.

    From regedit to diskpart & cmd. Yet, I am unable to format.

    Please assist.
    Thanks.
     
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    No, I have not tried this format tool yet. I'll let you know.

    No, there's no physical write-protect switch.
     
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    The Hp format tool is not able to format as well. Is there a solution to get rid of Malware in my pendrive? Is the Malware responsible for the write protection in my pendrive?
     
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    Write protection with no switch on the drive itself doesn't necessarily happen due to malware.

    If it can't be written to, I don't see how any program could clean it.
     
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    Your drive may have simply failed USB flash drives are cheap, toss it and get a new one.
     
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    Oh okay. I'll get a new flash drive. Thanks for your assistance.
     
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