Shortcut on flash drive problem

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Hello,
I have this problem, i read all of the other topics with similar problem, i did all the steps and when i plug my flash drive in the computer and put some new files on it shortcuts of the new files appear, i try to delete the shortcut but when its done a few seconds later it appers again... I don't know what to do, i did your steps , scan and deleted all the viruses that was found and still there is this problem, please heeeelp.


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Hello,

Try this 1

There might be an autorun.inf file which is creating such an issue for you.

Follow all the steps given below

1) Disable the "Autoplay" feature. Click on the below link "Disable Autoplay",

and download the file --> Double-click on it and follow the instructions.

Disable Autoplay

2) Disable the "Autorun.inf". Click on the below link and follow the instructions.

First backup your registry. Click on Start --> Run --> Type regedt32 and

press Enter.

[If you are using Windows 7 then click on Start --> In search bar, type

regedt32 and press Enter]

"Registry Editor" will be opened.

Now backup your registry by going to "File --> Export" --> Save the file with

any name in your desired location.

Copy the text starting from "REGEDIT4" upto @="@SYS:DoesNotExist"

REGEDIT4                  
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]                  
@="@SYS:DoesNotExist"  

Open a "Notepad" --> Paste it --> Save the file as fix.reg

Note: Don't forget the extension "reg"

Now double-click on the fix.reg file and then click on "Yes" to merge it,

[Note : After following the above instructions, whenever you place any autoplay

CD\DVD all you have to do is go to "My Computer" --> Open the CD\DVD drive

--> You have to double-click on the setup file.]

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

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

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator".

This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives.

[Note : AutorunExterminator need Dot Net Framework. If its not installed in

your PC then click on the below hyperlink ".NET Framework" and download it

.NET Framework]

4) Click on the below link and download the file "USBFix".

http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-24089-usbfix

Open the USBFix --> Click on "Deletion" and follow the onscreen instructions.

After completion of "Deletion" process, click on "Vaccinate".

5) Click on the below hyperlink "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free" and

download it.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan".

Make sure you connect your pen drive also.

Good Luck
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i did all of the above, but when the usbfix is turned on and i hit deletion it goes to 14% and then it stop... a few seconds later it says that the program is not responding and i'm forced to restart my PC :(
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Hello,
Try this 1
Make sure that you have also followed Steps 1,2 and 3
Try the Step 5 and then run the USB Fix again. If the problem still exists then try in Safe Mode.
When you switch ON your PC, start tapping the "F8" key to get "Startup Settings" options ( if boot menu appears, press "Esc" key and keep tapping the F8 key)
Select the option "Safe Mode".
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The "USBFix" did the job for me. I had turned off the Antivirus live scanner (as the program suggested before running). It removed some files that had the same name as the shortcuts path. The Malware program did not found anything, but non the less it's good that i run that too. Job well done.

Thank you jack4rall
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I have the same issue too, but no solution at the moment. It affected only the files, not the folders, nor the content in the folders. As well as something is trying to read or write on the floppy drive, but there is no floppy inserted.

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