Remove the “Shortcut Virus” from Your Pendrive in 7 Steps

June 14, 2016 | Views: 8202

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Hi Cybrarians,

Have you ever come across the “Shortcut Virus” on your device while connecting it to a computer? Did you get scared? Of course, it’s scary.

Follow these steps to remove the virus and use your files again:

  1. Go to Start and search for “cmd”
  2. Right-click on cmd
  3. Click on “Run as Administrator”
  4. Navigate to you pendrive/flash drive by typing the drive letter
  5. Type “del *.lnk “and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  6. Now type “attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l”
  7. Hit enter.


Its done – you just removed the shortcut virus.

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  1. Thank you

  2. After deleting, i normally use
    attrib -h -s /s /d

  3. After deleting, i normally use
    attrib -h -s /s /d

    Then everything comes.

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