Files on external drive changed to shortcuts [Solved/Closed]

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 H.Vijendra -
Hello,

My external hard drive has some virus because of which all files are showing as short cuts.

Please guide me.

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Hello,

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"
https://ccm.net/download/download-11613-autorun-exterminator
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

https://ccm.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes
Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"
Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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