How to kill shortcut virus in my laptop [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question potharhtoo 7Posts Saturday September 28, 2013Registration date October 17, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Aug 11, 2017 at 04:43 AM by lahiru
hello.. ,
i have been get a problem in my laptop... when I insert my pen drive or external drive..
i got so many shortcut file from all of my folders...
please let me know how to kill that virus...
and what kinds of virus is it ?.....
my laptop become really slow now and got so many error !!!
thz you...
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Try this 1.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your External

hard drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your External hard drive and also from

the drives.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your External hard drive as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Replace the letter g with your External hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Drive.

Step 3:

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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lahiru- Aug 11, 2017 at 04:43 AM
very use full
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hello thz for ur advice now... I can clear all the shortcut in my pen drive and harddisk.. but its still remain in my laptop.. how will I kill that virus which is in my laptop ??

can I try with cmd on C:\ ?
2011N2 13387Posts samedi 29 janvier 2011Registration date Security contributorStatus December 24, 2016 Last seen - Jan 4, 2014 at 09:51 AM

Miho, please open a new topic :

Napa- Jan 10, 2014 at 03:26 PM
It worked, thanks so much..
PEEYUS PAUL- Jan 20, 2014 at 01:18 AM
thanx a lot.....
PEEYUSH PAUL- Jan 20, 2014 at 01:20 AM
thanx a lot........ :)
Muhammad Iqbal- Feb 18, 2014 at 07:55 AM
Thankx............ :)
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try this very helpful info
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i followed every step for my two external drives and it works :) but how will I know if the short virus is still in my laptop?
Ambucias 45859Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus October 23, 2017 Last seen - Dec 5, 2013 at 04:34 AM
You will see it again.
aann- Jan 17, 2014 at 03:04 AM
dhavalrocks2811 2Posts Friday March 7, 2014Registration date March 7, 2014 Last seen - Mar 7, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Its not work.
gopi- Mar 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM
not work shortcut virus prolem
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Use this Antivirus, Download Here:
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I have read the steps in this blog and it provides a good solution for shortcut virus removal. You also try it,

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