Pendrive full of shortcuts even after formatting

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Haree Posts 1 Registration date Sunday March 31, 2013 Status Member Last seen March 31, 2013 - Updated on Nov 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM
 AvERaGeNP - Apr 25, 2018 at 01:44 PM
Hi,
wenever I copy something into my pendrive it becomes folders . I even tried to format the pendrive it does not work ...pls help me.again it becomes shortcuts

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Apr 1, 2013 at 04:36 PM
This type if issue is caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and harddisk.

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


Download UsbFix (created by El Desaparecido) on your desktop.

http://ccm.net/download/download-24089-usbfix

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.

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.
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Thanks a lot.it works!
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Thanks a lot
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Thanq very much.....its working fine now.
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thx
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thank you so much it works
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Mar 31, 2013 at 06:18 AM
Step 1:

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

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-autorun-exterminator/

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

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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Hi Ambucias
I have tried out both the steps which u have mentioned above but the case is the same ...even tough I format it ...again the same happens...all the folders which I copy turn out to be shortcuts
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thanks... it worked for me
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its working fine
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