“How to Remove Shortcut Virus from Pendrive” is a question ask by many of blog readers on my Facebook Page. In this post, I show you how you remove this annoying shortcut from your pen drive in just seconds. Having some important files in your Pen drive and when you found those to be full of Shortcuts, It will be really Shocking! And don’t worry your files can be recovered back.
How to Remove Shortcut virus Permanently from Pendrive
What is Shortcut Virus?
Generally, in the Shortcut Virus, our PC or pen drive gets infected by some malicious program and as a result , all of our files and folders are changed into the shortcut files and original ones got hidden, this malicious program is generally known as Shortcut virus. If your PC or pen drive is affected by it then all of your files and folders will be hidden and you will not be able to use them which is absolutely not good. This virus spread from one computer to another like viral through pen drives,flash drives, memory cards exchanges or through internet/Bluetooth connections. The most common virus found in removable drives is autorun.inf which keeps on multiplying and infect your system by creating unlimited shortcuts of files and folders.Here I post 3 methods for removing shortcuts virus from pen drive.
3 Methods to Remove Shortcut Virus:
- Remove Shortcut Virus using CMD (Command Prompt),
- Antivirus to remove Shortcut virus
- Shortcut Virus Remover
#1 Remove Shortcut virus using CMD
Here are the Steps to Remove the Shortcut virus using CMD, Using Command Prompt to remove a virus and recover files is the best way and there are 95% Possibilities of virus removal. This Method Removes Shortcut virus from Pen drive, Memory cards, PC, Hard disk, and even Mobiles. Just follow the steps given below
- Go to Start -> Run -> cmd.
- Go to your pen drive memory cards or mobile phone directory.
- Now type: attrib g:*.* /d /s -h -r -s . (Replace g: with the drive name of your drive)
- And then press Enter.
#2 ANTIVIRUS to Remove Shortcut Virus
Install any Antivirus on your PC and scan your pen drive for removing shortcuts. Download Avast or Microsoft security Essentials for Window PC, they are best for removing pen drive for PC.
#3 Shortcut virus Remover Software
If you do not want to waste your time in commands or you are not a tech savvy guy, then you still have the option to remove shortcut virus by using software that will eliminate virus on the go. I have personally tried this tool and it worked like the charm . It will automatically remove all shortcut files and folders and recover your original files and folders and it will not even ask you to do something manually. It is the quickest and easiest way to delete shortcut virus from your pen drive, computer or laptop.
Following are the Precautions to be taken to avoid Shortcut virus from Entering into your personal devices,
- Disable Autorun, So that Pendrive won’t runs automatically
- Scan for virus and then use the Pendrive,
- Don’t use Pendrive in Public PC’s
- Don’t use Harmful websites
- Keep your Antivirus up to date
Feel free to Comment below If you have any solution to remove this Shortcut Virus!
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