How to remove (uninstall) Drive.bat

Drive.bat is an ancient virus that had been developed decades ago, and was distributed not by today's most popular methods, like bundled installation or drive-by download, but with help of external flash drives. This virus was poorly presented on the Internet, but since it got into your PC - any external device that is plugged into the PC became a carrier of the virus. It's really strange that this virus still lives now, in the era of complicated anti-viral software, and even somehow manages to avoid suchlike AV-tools. Actually, when Drive.bat virus enters the system, most of well-known anti-viral tools just turn off, and don't react on the infection. We still can't find the reason of suchlike behaviour, but the most interesting part is that it all has no sense, because all changes made by virus could be easily reversed.

What is Drive.bat

Drive.bat virus changes all files on user's PC to shortcuts. Actually, the files begin to look like shortcuts, and user sees them like shortcuts. These shortcuts are pretty usual, they have 1 kb weight, but don't lead anywhere. For an inexperienced user this looks like data theft or even data deletion. In fact, the data aren't deleted. The virus just modifies the files in special way, to make them unseen for the system. If you will follow our instructions, there won't be a problem to remove Drive.bat from your computer, and recover all files.

Removal steps

The instructions below will help you to uninstall Drive.bat virus from your computer. The only thing that you should know is that the safety of your system and computer depends on the accuracy of executing instructions.

Step 1. Boot into safe mode

Step 2. Launch anti-malware scanner that can delete Drive.bat virus

Step 3. Exit the Safe Mode


Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 3. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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