How to Remove Shortcut Virus From PC | Computer | Pan drive | USB
How to Remove Shortcut Virus From PC | Computer | Pan drive | USB – Many times we see our PC, Pan drive, USB infected with different types of virus. Generally, we are in our computer or PC by installing Anit-Virus destroyer the virus. But some time our antivirus program field to find and remove virus when it comes to some modern malware like Shortcut Virus. Almost all computer, PC, USB, Pan Drive users troubled by this virus called Shortcut Virus. So, in this tutorial i am sharing this helpful tips How to Remove Shortcut Virus From PC, Computer, Pan drive, USB.
How to Remove Shortcut Virus From PC | USB Drive
What is Shortcut Virus?
The Shortcut virus automatically comes in your PC, Computer, USB, Pan Drive and start creating shortcut.exe file and folders by replacing your own file and folder, And the second malfunction is when we connect any infected device and transfer any file, it automatically infect the device and all the files in connected device shown shortcut.exe file and folders. This virus can affect all external device like Pan Drive, USB, Memory card, Flash drive, External hard disk etc. It can be categorized into two types
1. File and Folder Shortcut virus – As appear from the name, this shortcut virus infect to your device’s file and folder, hide and replace it with shortcut.exe file and folders . this virus is combination of trojan and worm.
2. Flash Drive Shortcut Virus – It consolidates every file and folder in your portable devices and put into one single hidden folder. then it create a flash disk shortcut.exe.
The bad thing about Shortcut virus is that it is not removable even by a good antivirus program. so, try out some other ways to remove Shortcut Virus From PC, Computer, Pan drive, USB.
Tips to Avoid Shortcut Virus
- Don’t open USB without scan
- Avoid third party software
- Don’t connect your USB device to those computers or PC who don’t have Antivirus software
- Run boot time scans once in 2-3 weeks
How to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB | Pan Drive
I Highly recommend to scan your USB, Pan drive or any External device with Antivirus software, before a[[lying any given method to remove Shortcut Virus From USB. you can also try to format your external device to remove Shortcut Virus, If it not content important files. If it contains important files then you need follow given guide to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB, Pan drive or any other external device.
Remove Shortcut Virus From USB, Pan Drive
Using Command Prompt to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB
Step 1 – First you need to open CMD as Administrative [ Windows 7 user and earlier version – open RUN (Windows key + Run)] type CMD and Enter. Windows 8 user – Start and search for CMD, when it appears in start menu Right Click n it and click on ‘Run as Administrator’.
Step 2 – Connect your USB device to your computer and scan it with your antivirus program. If your antivirus programm found any virus then deete it.
Step 3 – Type in command prompt – “attrib -h -r -s /s /i [is your USB drive latter]:\*.*” see your USB drive letter from my computer and then type Ex – if your device letter is ‘I’ then your command is like “attrib -h -r -s /s /i:\*.*”
( to know about this command simply type “attrib /?’ in command box)
Now your shortcut file again convert to normal files.
we highly recommend follow given steps after deleting shortcut virus
Copy your USB data in your computer > format the USB device > then again re-copy USB data back.
Remove Shortcut Virus From USB using Software
There are dozens of software available in web for Remove Shortcut Virus From USB. Here i am sharing how to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB using USB fix software, because of this is great and free software.
First you need to download USB fix and run( If you have installed already a Antivirus and your antivirus showing virus in this software then please disable it for a few minute)
Close all the program from task bar and connect all your external devices to computer > chose clean.
It automatically clean shortcut virus from all USB storage. then restart your computer.
How to Remove Shortcut Virus From Computer or PC
Removing Shortcut virus from your computer is little hard then USB, because your computer hard disk is larg storage.
Remove Shortcut Virus From Computer using Command Prompt
If your computer’s file have already infected by Shortcut Virus then you should try command prompt same as above method.
first follow above given steps to open command prompt as administrator
Type in command prompt – “attrib -h -r -s /s /E [is your Drive drive latter]:\*.*” see your computer drive letter from my computer and then type Ex – if your device letter is ‘E’ then your command is ike “attrib -h -r -s /s /E:\*.*”
Remove Shortcut Virus From Computer using Software
Do you know, In computer shortcut virus is running in the task manager process. your computer stop creating shortcut files once you kill this process.
Open Task Manager > Select Process (more details) > scroll down below and search ‘wscript.vbs’ process > select them and end task.
You can also use given software to remove wscript
- Shortcut virus remover
- USB fix
- Shortcut virus Fixer
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