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How to permanently remove shortcut virus from USB drive and PC

Virus is one of the biggest problem a Windows PC user always find a very hard time avoiding. And in a situation where you use your pen drive or any other removable storage device on public computers or any other PC without a very good antivirus, then there is a great chance your pen drive might be infected with virus.
And one of the most common viruses for USB storage drives is shortcut virus.
Shortcut virus creates shortcut icon for all your files present in the USB drive while hiding the real files. This makes it very difficult for you to access the real files. And it also happens to be a very stubborn virus and can't be easily removed except through the use of very effective antivirus and also through some other methods.
If you happen to be a victim of this virus, then you have nothing to worry about anyone as am going to be showing you different methods to completely get rid of this virus on both your PC and your USB drive.

How To Permanently Remove Shortcut Virus
1. Using command Prompt: This method requires no software at all. The only thing needed is just inputting a line of command.
=> Click on the start button then click on run( or press win key + r) then type CMD and click on ok.
2. You must know the letter of the drive you want to remove the virus from. Just open my computer and check.
3. Now type this command, attrib (Your USB drive):*.* /d /s -h -r -s  replace Your USB drive with the right letter of the drive.
Example: let's assume the drive is Drive G then the command will be attrib g:*.* /d /s -h -r -s .
4. After that, click on the enter key and you are done.

2. Using USB Fix: If you probably don't want to go though the whole command line then you can use the software known as USB Fix. This is also very effective and it will get the job done in no time.
You can download it HERE.

3. Using anti-malware/antivirus: Although shortcut virus is a very stubborn virus, but there are some antivirus that can actually remove them easily.
You can try malwarebytes and boot time scan.

So that's it guys, if you have any question, feel free to ask and also don't forget to share this post among your friends.

1 comment:

  1. I am very happy to see this type article. it is very useful and exciting. the best blessings of this article is giving properly idea to each and every readers and also it's giving correct impressions. Looking forward to new article.


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