Files turned into shortcuts on flash drive

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bertrand0101 Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday October 16, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 16, 2013 - Oct 16, 2013 at 06:53 AM
Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Oct 16, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Hello,

I could not solve the issue with the shortcut problem caused by a virus on my flash drive. I have followed the instructions made by others but this is not working i don't know if i've entered the command correctly as follows:
attrib -h-r-s/s/d j:\*.* this is not working and says either:
1. Invalid switch
2. is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Please if someone could make me a recommendation about the entering the command. Thanks guys.

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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,251
Oct 16, 2013 at 07:10 AM
This type issue could be caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and hard disk.

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.

Ambucias
Moderator/virus security contributor

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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