Below are some methods to remove shortcut virus from pendrive or Hardisk.
Method 1: Remove shortcut virus from pendrive , PC using virus removal tool:
Download Samadav from this link. This software can easily detect shortcut virus and removes them instantly. Smadav is constantly updated with new virus definitions. Follow the given steps to remove shortcut virus:
1.Download and install this shortcut virus removal tool from above given link, or click here to Download.
2.Connect your pen-drive to your PC
3. After plugin in, this software will start scanning your pen-drive. Or you can manually open it and scan your pen-drive.
4. After scanning it will generate a report of infected files and shortcut virus. Click on Fix all to remove shortcut virus from pendrive.
Method 2: Remove shortcut virus from pendrive using cmd:
This method will remove shortcut virus using cmd.
Download and install this shortcut virus removal tool from above given link, or click here.
- Connect your pen drive to PC
- Don’t open it using auto-run or file browser.
- Click on the start menu open the Run and then type cmd and hit enter
- Copy paste the below command on your cmd. Click enter.
ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D I:*.*
- Replace the letter I with your pen-drive letter. Here:-H will show the hidden files in your USB drive.-R will recreate files on your storage device.-S breaks the link of files from system.
- After running the command on cmd, open your pen-drive. You can find all the files there without and shortcut virus