Folders turn shortcut & recycler appear

 Chemita -
please I really need you're help guys... a week ago my external hard drive got a virus and turn all the folders into shortcut and a folder "recycler" appears suddenly. I deleted the virus yet folders still on shortcut and recycler folder ( I really don't know what is that and how it appear) still there. Another thing is when you open one of the folder it shows files from documents and not the original file of it. I look on properties and shows the
target as: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c "start %cd%RECYCLER\9A5493C4656250E8CB27B9D64085563D.exe&&%windir%\explorer.exe H:\pictures"
target type: application
target location: system 32
please help me coz all the pictures and video of my baby is in this hard drive...

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Try this 1

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.
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Monday October 15, 2012
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Hello,i Tried the step 2,ang says access denied..tnx
Access denied comes for 3 to 4 times and then process starts don't worry
This process takes five min so plz wait paiciently for five min then the cmd window closes automatically and then u can check ur drive
It worked! Thanks so so much!
i got the similar problem, but the virus attack my thumb drive. I already try the "jack4rall" step.. and others too (because it quite same) but still my thumb drive showing a folder name "recycler" and a "copy of shortcut to (1) till "copy of shortcut to (4)". I already deleted and scan the thumb drive, yet the virus still in it.

for your information, I already save back all my files. But the problem now is whenever I put others USB drive, the same folder appear that is "RECYCLER", "copy of shortcut", and "autorun.inf". try to delete, even format my thumb drive but the same appear. Help me please..
Step 2 work

really many thanks too jack4rall

thanks a lot bro
thanks a lot
it really worked...
copious of thanks to Jack4all

u tu much