How to remove shortcut virus from computer

Does your pendrive or pc contain any virus, virus which can not be deleted by any antivirus? All the folder in pendrive become shortcut due to virus, how can you fix it and restore data?Does files and folders on your flash drive changed to shortcuts, how to get  files back?

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Sounds similar? It’s a common problem for removable drive such as external hard disk, USB flash drive, memory stick, pen drive and memory card turns into shortcut and files on the drive are not accessiable.

So why this happens and how we can fix it? Most of the time it’s because that the external media drive is infected by virus trojans or worms like AUTORUN, QWERT, BUOUFO. To fix it, you need to kill the virus first.

Methods to remove SHORTCUT VIRUS:

Method 1: Using Shortcut Virus Remover


If your computer’s infected with shortcut virus  and you don’t want to hassle with it,  then download Shortcut Virus Remover (link given at bottom of Article)  and follow the steps:


Step 1: Open the Application

Step 2: Select the Pen Drive or Computer Which You Want to Scan

Step 3 :Select the Drive and press Scan

Step 4: Then Press Delete Option

CLICK HERE to download Shortcut Virus Remover

Step 5: Done All Virus  Removed

Method 2: Using COMMAND PROMT:

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Step 1. Run command

If you use Windows XP, yu can go to “Start” –> Run –>type ‘cmd’ and click OK button.

If you use Windows Vista, 7 or Win8, press and hold keyboard key “Win” and the R, you will see run dialog pops, then type “cmd” and click OK button.

Step 2. In command window, enter attrib -h -r -s /s /d H:\*.* Take note that we assume the removeable drive is H:, if it’s other drive letter, please change accordingly. e.g. if it’s G:, then the commend will be attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.* Press “Return” keyboard key to run the commend.

If virus hides the files and folder, now you should be able to see them. If not, do not worry. You can kill the virus with some good antivirus tools.


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