My Flash drive with lots of shortcut folders

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Chisaid
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- Sep 10, 2014 at 03:52 AM
carminabigue
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- Sep 10, 2014 at 05:57 AM
Good day!

My flash drive was plugged into one of the computers in an internet cafe. Now, when I plugged it into my laptop, all I saw were shortcut folders. My office mate told me this was caused by a virus.

I would be very grateful for a help with this matter since I had my office files saved in my flash drive.

Thank you and hoping to get a response from you soon!

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carminabigue
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Sep 10, 2014 at 05:57 AM
If you did not format your flash drive, then 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"

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-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

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
Regards!
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