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HOW TO REMOVE SHORTCUT VIRUS Most of the computer users are hanged now because of facing the shortcut

vir us problem in Removable disk like pendrive. Here there is the solution to clear the shortcut virus.

GOTO Run->cmd and hit enter. Type the following command. attrib h r s /s /d f:\*.* and hit enter. [Note: f indicates the Removable disk path name] Wait for mean while the your windows path is again coming. Then again open your Removable disk.your shortcut virus folders are retrived to the original folder. Select the shortcut folders and delete.your problem get solved now. This solution is for removes the virus from the pen drive and other external dev ices. But how about the hard drive (i.e: the laptop/computer that virus spread to)?? What tool do you use to clean it, coz every single time you will plug that pen drive back it will get re-infected.

Steps to Fix folders become shortcuts in removable disk Fix Step 1: Check if the files or folders are in hidden mode. If you are running Windows XP, click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click OK. For Windows Vista or 7, click Home + R combination and type cmd and click OK. Then enter this command. attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.* You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste i t. (note: I assume your removable disk shown as removable disk F under My Computer , the drive may show as other letter s like G etc, replace it) Now check for your files in drive.

Fix Step 2: Download an anti-virus program to kill the virus Malwarebytes Free edition usually works good to clean the kind of virus. You may also turn to some other free anti-virus or anti-spyware like AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition etc. WARNING: Most cases when you finish step 2, the folders shortcuts problem will b e solved and your files will be visible again. If still not, please read step 3.

Fix Step 3: Recover the data first If you have some valuable data insides the USB, memory card or external DD, try recovering the data first of all. This is to do the best to make sure you won t lose any data. For those who got media files in the drive, try Photo Recovery Software. It is a program which can recover lost pictures, videos and music. For those who had some significant documents say Word, PDF, PPT etc, try Data Re covery Software.

Fix Step 4: Format the drive in your removable disk This should be your final solution. Use quick format option and wipe everything on the problematic drive quickly. The folder files shortcuts gone too. Note: after the format, re-use the data recovery program recommended on Step 3 a nd see if you can recover more data. Because general format won t erase the data on the drive immediately until they are overwr itten by new data.

The 4-step fix solution should eliminate folders become shortcuts on your remova ble media like USB pen drive, memory card or external disk drive etc. Read every step instruction carefully and take action t o fix it yourself.