3 Ways To Format Memory Card, Pen Drive (Tip to remove virus completely)

Is your device memory card is infected with virus? Want to format the memory card to remove the virus from it? A simple way to remove the virus from an external device is to format the memory card or pen drive with SDformatter. SDformatter is a free memory card format software, and it also formats pen drive.

Formating a memory card will have more chances to remove the virus completely. In this article, we are going to see those simple tips to remove the virus completely from the memory card.

Why Would You Format an SD Card?

By using Windows OS, you can format the external device, but Windows does not format altogether. That is the reason why even after formatting an external device with windows, some viruses like shortcut virus could not be removed from the device. Everyone might have faced this problem. Because, once the virus entered into a pen drive or memory card, it is almost impossible to remove the virus from them.

This article gives an easy solution to this problem. It is very easy to format the memory card and pen drive by using SDformatter. I am sure that after formatting your device with the SDformatter virus will be removed entirely from a flash drive.

Many software is there to format the memory card or Pendrive. But it is very easy to use SDformatter. It is available for Windows and Mac as well. Stellar BitRaser File Eraser for file.

How to Format Memory Card or Pen Drive?

1. How to Format the memory card or Pen drive with SDformatter?

Video Tutorial

If you would like to watch this USB formatting tutorial in a video, you can watch it below. We had also explained the steps in our article just after the video.

1.Download SDformatter and install.

2. Connect your external device (memory card or pen drive) to the computer.

3.Open SDformatter.

sdcard formatter

4. Device name must be shown in the rectangular box, which is near to “Drive” (In the above screenshot it is shown as “H”). Size and Volume label must be displayed, another wise click on the down arrow mark, which is in the rectangular box near to “Drive” and select device.

5. Click on “Option.”

6. “Option Setting” window will be opened.

7. Click on the down arrow mark which is in the rectangular box near to “FORMAT TYPE” and select “FULL (Erase)”.

8. Click on OK.

9. Click on the Format option.

Now verify your device properties. Your device’s free space must be equal to the full space. In this way, you can format the memory card as well as Pendrive by using SDformatter.

If this method did not work for you, you need to follow the next method.

2. Use safe mode to Force SD Card to Format

The virus will not run in safe mode. So execute the computer in safe mode and format your memory card or pen drive using system size option or using SDFormatter.

If the above two methods did not work for you, follow the below process.

3. Use Internet security

Download any internet security product trial version. Scan your devices completely and remove the virus. Now you can format your external device.

I can recommend you to use BullGuard Internet Security(Special discounted link). Because it is less priced and it gives you PC tuneup utilities as part of its internet security. So you can improve your PC performance with Bullguard. It has 60 days free trial period. You may also read my review of BullGuard Internet security.

You can also try Avast Free Trial.

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24 thoughts on “3 Ways To Format Memory Card, Pen Drive (Tip to remove virus completely)”

  1. Ordered some memory cards from China I inserted quite a number on my phone to test it my phone was able to read it while half of it was showing corrupted. How do I fix the problem. Please reply me on email; chidoski05@gmail.com please I need urgent help on this matter. Thanks

  2. Thank you so much, you have helped me a lot. i kept my SD card for 6 to 7 months without using coz cant format as it says Windows is unable to format ur card…but now its back to life with your help through this blog. Thank you once again.

  3. I had download a file but it consist virus….I scanned it through my pc ie: quick heal….but it skip archive file and it did not repaired it….then I tried to format it ……but data comes back into my sdcard after some time …..so how can i remove virus…….please can u guide me

  4. i format sd card with software issue is come device write protected what can i do i have no write protect in registry and try to remove cmd but still above issue please help.

  5. hello mem.. I am able to format my 16 GB memory card and process is successfully completed but after I disconnect and re-open, data in memory card is back again… what I do??

  6. When i add songs in my 16 gb memory card and try to play any song from that, it plays a default song everytime that too in corrupted way… what could be the problem and how to resolve this???


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