In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we walk you through the process of removing the virus from the Militech chip during The Pickup mission.

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Despite a glitchy launch and a whole lot of drama, including CD Projekt RED facing a class-action lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077, Night City is hard to resist. If you have taken the plunge into Night City, then you might need a guide for one of the earlier missions.
Specifically, in this guide, we show you how to remove a virus from a Militech chip, since those new to the game might easily fail to get it done the first time around.

Please note: Spoilers for one of Cyberpunk 2077"s early missions to follow.

Cyberpunk 2077 Militech chip: How to remove virus

The Pickup mission is one of the first you can complete after finishing the main story quest "The Ride".

As with most missions in Cyberpunk 2077, there is more than one way to get things done, or in this case, get yourself out of (or into) a sticky situation.

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First off, during The Pickup mission, you will have the option to contact Meredith Stout, a Militech agent, and one of your romance options in Cyberpunk 2077.

After you"ve given her a call and arranged a meeting, Meredith Stout will hand you a Militech chip, which is filled with Eddies, and a virus.

This Militech Datashard is encrypted, and if you want to, you can decrypt it as well as remove the virus in one clever move.

If you didn"t follow the prompt to hack the Militech chip, you can open your menu and go to the Shards menu, where you will find the Militech Datashard right at the bottom.

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The Pickup mission is very early on in Cyberpunk 2077, so you might not be adapted to hacking yet.

We"ve got you covered with so you can both Neutralize Malware to remove the virus, perform a Datamine Copy Malware action with the code sequence below.

BD - Top row in the fifth columnBD - Bottom row in the fifth columnFF - Bottom row in the fourth column55 - Fourth row in the fourth column1C - Fourth row in the second columnE9 - Bottom row in the second column

With the Militech chip now virus-free, and if you hand it to the Maelstroms later in The Pickup mission, they will help you get out of a sticky situation. You also get a nice Quickhack called Synapse Burnout for your troubles.

One important aspect to note is that even though you might have an easier time on The Pickup mission, handing the clean Militech chip to the Maelstroms will void your romance option with Meredith Stout.

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Another option is to simply not use the chip at all, and just get the nice Quickhack reward by removing the virus.