Deleted shortcuts keeps on reappearing [Solved/Closed]

Posts
2
Registration date
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Last seen
March 11, 2014
- Mar 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM - Latest reply:
Posts
13385
Registration date
Saturday January 29, 2011
Status
Security contributor
Last seen
December 24, 2016
- Mar 11, 2014 at 04:22 PM
I inserted my classmate's flash drive on my PC, I copied one of her files without just thinking to scan the USB before copying the files. The next time I know, my files are duplicated into shortcuts, although I still have the original files. Well, the problem is, I keep on deleting the shortcut files but they keep on appearing. I scanned my hard drive, the virus was already deleted but the shortcuts are still in there. What should I do with this annoying shortcuts that keeps on reappearing even though I already deleted them? All I wanted is to permanently delete the shortcut files. Any one, I need suggestion. Thanks
See more 

3 replies

Posts
2
Registration date
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Last seen
March 11, 2014
- Mar 11, 2014 at 04:17 PM
0
Thank you
Thanks. I hope this will work :)
Posts
13385
Registration date
Saturday January 29, 2011
Status
Security contributor
Last seen
December 24, 2016
- Mar 11, 2014 at 04:22 PM
Probably. :)
Posts
13385
Registration date
Saturday January 29, 2011
Status
Security contributor
Last seen
December 24, 2016
- Mar 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM
-1
Thank you
Hello,

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.

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.

Gabriel.