Sunday, August 7, 2011

Remove Shortcut Virus in Flash Drive

          One of the irritating virus is shortcut virus, which creates a shortcut file to all the folders in the flash drive.

Let us see how to remove the shortcut virus:

First if you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in 

hidden mode. Follow the following steps. 

Step 1: 

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator" 

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your flash drive now. 

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your flash drive and also from drives. 

Step 2: 

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK. 

Here I assume your flash drive letter as G: 

Enter this command. 

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* 

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and 

paste it. 

Note: Don't forget to replace the letter g with your flash drive letter. 

Now press "Enter". 

Now check for your files in Flash Drive. 

Step 3: 

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link
Update it --> Perform "Full Scan" 

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan". 

Now you are free from shortcut virus……

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