Files/folders on all flash drives i insert turns into shortcuts [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question jushoran 2Posts Monday September 16, 2013Registration date September 20, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Oct 5, 2017 at 04:30 AM by Mags
Hi, if you know any of this or how to solve it, please help me.
I've recently got a virus on my flash drive and all my files in it turned to shortcuts. I formatted it already and did the one suggested on the internet using the attrib but it still happens. When I tried other flash drives in the same computer, the same thing happens.

Pleaseeee, I just need to get rid of this virus!
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This type issue could be caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and hard disk.

Here is a tool to remove the virus and vaccinate your USB against further viruses.

Download UsbFix (created by El Desaparecido) on your desktop. Here is the link.


If your antivirus gives an alert, ignore it and temporarily deactivate the antivirus.
Plug in your usb devices (Flash drive, pen drive. External HD etc...) don't open them.
Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
Let the tool work.

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At the end of the scan a report will show which you can copy and paste here..

The report is save at the root ( C:\UsbFix.txt ).

You can also vaccinate against any virus.
Thomas- Mar 23, 2015 at 06:25 PM
Omg thank you! you saved me!!! :)
Sarah- Mar 30, 2015 at 11:39 AM
This works! Thank you so much!!!
HK_DK- Apr 5, 2017 at 01:20 PM
Thanks man this app just saved my 4 month of findding this problem not to go to waste.
ohyess7- May 24, 2017 at 01:58 AM
Thanks! This was the solution to my virus problem!
Mags- Oct 5, 2017 at 04:30 AM
thanks a lot fix my problem...
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Thanks, problem is solved. :)
hazem- Jan 20, 2015 at 05:15 PM
hello I have the same problem on my laptop... i've tried to download usbfix software but the link is not working, please any other links
Ambucias 45624Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus October 16, 2017 Last seen - Jan 20, 2015 at 05:48 PM
Hello Hazem

Try this USB Fix for your download: USBFix
Joy- Jan 22, 2015 at 02:36 PM
Thank u sooooo muchhhhhh!!!!! It worked.
arbin- Feb 18, 2015 at 09:30 PM
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ss- Mar 28, 2015 at 02:32 AM
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