Thursday, May 11, 2017

How To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pendrive

remove shortcut virus from pendrive

Shortcut virus is most popular virus and most of pendrives get affected with this type of virus. This virus causes all the files and folders get changed into shortcuts and original folders or files get hidden. If your pendrive has this virus and if you connect that pendrive to your or other pc it will also affect the files in computer. So how to get rid of this shortcut virus?

Lets learn how to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or HardDisk. "Autorun.inf" is most common virus that found in pendrive and HardDisk. I'm gonna tell you 3 methods to remove this Shortcut Virus.

A. Remove Virus Using Command Promt

1. This is one of the succesful method to remove shortcut viruses.

2. First connect pendrive to your PC.

3. Then go to the Start > Run > Cmd.

4. Command Prompt window will open then in that Command Prompt window type : attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*  and hit Enter.( X is the letter of your Pendrive). Suppose your usb drive letter is H, then in the cmd type   attrib -h -r -s /s /d H:\*.*

remove shortcus virus using cmd

5. Then move all data from USB to your Pc.

6. And at last format your Pendrive.

That it. Your all shortcut viruses will be remove.

B. Using USB Fix Software


There are many softwares for removal of Shortcut Virus. But I'm using USB Fix software because it is simply great and works flawlessly. It is free and it will also restore the original files and folder that were hidden due to Shortcut virus. You can download this tool Here. just download this tool connect your Pendrive to PC and Run software. All viruses will be remove and your USB drive is free from infection.

To avoid such virus inection you should take some precautions as follows

1. Disable Autorun.

2. Keep Antivirus upto date.

3. Dont download anything from harmful and suspicious sites.

4. Be careful using USB drives in Public places like Cyber cafe, Computer lab, etc



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