Pendrive full of shortcuts even after formatting [Solved/Closed]

Haree 1 Posts Sunday March 31, 2013Registration date March 31, 2013 Last seen - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM - Latest reply:  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 53314 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 22, 2018 Last seen - Apr 1, 2013 at 04:36 PM
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Thank you
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.

Thank you, Ambucias 4

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Thanks a lot. It works :')
omg it helped a lot! *brofist* Thanks! xx
Ambucias 53314 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 22, 2018 Last seen > Baemax - Mar 5, 2015 at 04:39 PM
The pleasure was mine, thank you for your feedback
Thank you so much sir
Dude you're a life saver. All the videos on youtube are useless. They sent me to cmd and type those codes but despite that it still didn't work. I have formatted so many times still it didn't work but this? this worked great. Thanks alot!
Ambucias 53314 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 22, 2018 Last seen - Mar 31, 2013 at 06:18 AM
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Thank you
Step 1:

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

http://ccm.net/download/download-11613-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

http://ccm.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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
thanks... it worked for me
its working fine