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I had a virus attack which is preventing me from accessing all my data on both the computer and my backup drive. When I connect the drive, it still shows as having the files on it but when I open the drive it reads as empty. Can you please help with a solution.

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Here's a canonical reference on what to do if computer is infected by a virus or a malware – Sathya May 3 '11 at 5:10

You have to clean your machine first. Virus is hiding files. Try Trend Micro's Housecall

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Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and ComboFix are my drugs of choice. – user3463 May 3 '11 at 2:57

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