Shortcut virus on flash drive

arun - Updated on Nov 27, 2018 at 08:30 AM
 Baws - Jan 7, 2019 at 01:22 PM

all my folders in my flash drives are converted into shortcut can I clear the virus .is there any antivirus software to clear such virus. if u have any answers regarding this please.

System Configuration: Windows 7 / Internet Explorer 8.0

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 at 03:01 PM

If you did not format your flash drive, then 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 flash drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your flash drive and also from drives.

Step 2:

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

Here I assume your flash drive letter 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 : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in Flash 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.
Thanks a lot buddy. it works and is very quick too.
0 not working.
after removing flash and re inserting virus is back. malwarebytes reports no infection....