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How to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB/PC/Laptop

How to remove shortcut virus from Laptop, Computer and Pendrive: It’s natural to have frustration when your PC and USB device stuck or infected with malwares. Generally, computer virus infection can be removed by anti-virus programs. However, antivirus programs also failed when it comes to some modern malwares like Shortcut Virus. Let’s discuss little about this new virus and possible ways to removing shortcut virus from USB and Computer.

How to remove shortcut virus from Pendrive/Computer

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What Is Shortcut Virus?

This modern virus automatically comes in your USB devices, Computer and SD cards and start creating shortcuts.exe files and folders by replacing your own files and folders. Sometimes, it hides all visible content for users. It can be categorized into two types:

1) Flash Drive Short Virus

2) File and Folder Shortcut Virus

The bad thing about this virus is that it is not removable even by well-known antivirus programs. Still we try to dig out some other ways to remove this Shortcut Virus from USB/Computer.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB?

Before applying any other methods to remove shortcut virus we highly recommend to scan your external devices with antivirus software.

There are two methods to remove shortcut virus from USB devices:

1) Using Command Prompt

Open CMD as administrative (for windows 7 and earlier versions: Windows key + R > Type CMD & ENTER, Windows 8: Search for “CMD” > Right click to CMD and Select “Run as Administrator”.

Connect your USB device to your computer and scan it with your antivirus program. If your antivirus program found virus then delete it.

Now type (attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.* “) in command prompt where “D” is your drive. After this, all infected files turns into normal files. However, we strongly recommend following these steps once get done with the entire process mentioned above: delete unnecessary files and folders > copy important data to your computer > format the USB device > again re-copy all USB data back.

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How to remove shortcut virus from Pendrive/PC

2) Using Software

Shortcut Virus Remover: Many software are available especially designed to fix malwares like Shortcut virus. USB fix is one of them. Such software are fully integrated with ready made features which requires no coding or other technical knowledge. What you have to do is just to follow few steps and your USB device is free from frustrating Shortcut virus.

As such software made few changes to your windows directory, we recommend to restart your computer after the entire process.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus from Computer?

Of course, it’s not that easy to remove shortcut virus from computer in compare to remove from USB device. This task becomes little hard because computer hard drive is a large storage that you cannot revert changes like a CTR+Z.

Do you know or don’t know, shortcut virus is running in the task manager process. Your computer stop creating shortcut files once you kill that process. Below we mentioned effective software will help you in removing Wscript:

  • Shortcut Virus Remover
  • USB fix
  • Shortcut Virus Fixer
  • Free Shortcut Remover

CMD method, as mentioned above can also work to remove shortcut virus from computer.

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That’s It. 😀 I hope you will remove shortcut virus from your PC, laptop and memory card Successfully. If you face any problem when removing shortcut virus, then you can tell us by commenting below. Enjoy 😀

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