Cyberpunk 2077 Remove Virus From Chip - Militech Datashard Correct Hack Sequence

Militech Datashard is a quest item in Cyberpunk 2077 and you have the option to remove the virus from this chip. You’ll get it during the Pickup job. Stout will give it to you before you go to meet with the Maelstrom gangers. As with pretty much anything in the game, you can hack it. This allows you to remove the malware that’s infecting it, and even copy it for your own nefarious purposes. If you’re wondering how to break the protection on the chip, our Cyberpunk 2077 Remove Virus From Chip – Militech Datashard Correct Hack Sequence guide will show you how.

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cyberpunk 2077 militech datashard correct hack sequence
Cyberpunk 2077 Militech Datashard Correct Hack Sequence

Encrypted Shard

Some shards you find in the world will contain information hidden behind data encryption measures. To decrypt a shard, first either open it through the notification when you acquire it or find it later in the Shards tab under Journal in the main menu. Then, select crack security to unlock its secrets.

Cyberpunk 2077 How to Remove the Virus from the Militech Datashard Chip?

You have to use the game’s breach hacking mechanism to remove the virus from the chip. You’ll get the encrypted shard as a means of payment from Stout. After you’re done talking, open up the main character menu, then head all the way to the right to the journal section. Select shards from the journal section by going down, then look for the new one near the bottom of the shard list. You’ll see a string of numbers and letters, and the option to break security will appear (F on PC by default).

Cyberpunk 2077 Remove Virus From Chip

This will open the breach screen – on the left, you’ll see the possible choices for the sequence in the Code Matrix window; on the right, a list of sequences you can enter. There will be two – one for copying the malware, another for neutralizing the malware infecting the shard. You’ll want to enter both, but that would require seven slots in the buffer, and you only have six.

The solution is simple, but easy to overlook – the first sequence ends with the same number the second one starts. This means that if you type in the second one first, you can save one buffer slot and get them both. The combination you’re after is, therefore, BD BD FF 55 1C E9. Now all you have to do is find a way to enter it while alternating between rows and columns. Here’s how to enter it:

cyberpunk 2077 militech datashard how to hack

This way, you’ll remove the virus from the chip and any danger the datashard would pose to anyone using it, which will allow you to pay the Maelstrom folks without frying them and causing a ruckus. Stout probably won’t be happy about it, though.

If you need help with anything else in the game, we have guides for you to check out. For example, if you don’t know how to remove the virus from the chip and find the Militech Datashard correct cack sequence we can help. Or, can you save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077? We'll also help with your first Cyberpunk 2077 braindance during the Information quest.

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  1. B

    I hacked the shard and everything. So now I have the shard that’s basically deactivated. How do I turn the shard into eddies now?

    1. M

      You can’t you have to first do the mission then hack the card.

  2. L

    Does this affect anybody by doing this

  3. H

    How do I tell if I did both sequences? I get a message “Property of Militech. Unauthorized access is strictly prohibited.” Does that mean I got zero sequences, one sequence or two sequences?

  4. M
    Michael Young

    I realize this is an old post but here goes. The “Datamine: Copy Malware” option gives you a rare “Synapse Burnout” Quickhack. If you do this and do not do “Neutralize Malware”, you can still get with Meredith Stout and get the Sir John Phallustiff iconic weapon after the bot pickup mission. Unfortunately, you only have one shot at doing both of the datashard options. If you do one, you will not have an option to go back and do the other one later.

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