Pendrive infected with a shortcut virus

samreen - Updated on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:50 PM
 samreen - May 21, 2017 at 03:22 AM

hi, my pendrive was first affected by a shortcut virus. after scanning the same with windows defender in windows 8.1. the virus was removed but i am still not able to see my files in the pendrive. i have used the command trick that you have mentioned, but it was no help for me. files are very important please tell another way.
thank you

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,165
May 20, 2017 at 05:31 PM
Windows Defender was the worst tool to remove a shorcut virus which is a worm.

Try this

# Download USB Fix click here
  • Launch it, a shortcut will be created on your desktop.

  • Choose "Clean" option.
  • A pop-up will follow
    Connect all your external data sources to your PC (Usb keys, sd cards external drives, etc...)
  • Once you're ready, click "OK".
  • While cleaning, you will lose access to your desktop, but this is normal.

The numbers of analyzed and infected elements are displayed.

Tutorial :

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it was helpful and it worked for me.i am able to see all my files and folders. thanks a lot for your help.
thank you