Shortcut virus removal from pen-drive

umbaon Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday February 4, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 11, 2014 - Feb 4, 2014 at 05:17 AM
 Musadiq - Jan 27, 2015 at 08:53 AM
Whenever I am opening a new folder in pen drive it is becoming a shortcut and whatever file I am copying to it is going to a folder C:/Windows/System32. Rest of folders already created there have also been made shortcut with address C:/Windows/System32. Is it a virus, do not know how to remove the virus and restore the files. Please help :C

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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 145
Feb 4, 2014 at 02:05 PM

Try this 1.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

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

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your pendrive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives and plug your handy drive to

remove the autorun.inf file from it also.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your 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 : Replace the letter g with your drive letter.

Now check for your files in 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.