How to Remove Shortcut Virus??

  1. What is Shortcut virus

Name itself indicates that virus creates Shortcut files in the computer.It is a common problem in most of the computers and USB pen drives. Generally Shortcut virus will be affected to pc’s  from few Third party tools ,soft-wares and applications downloaded from internet which are not secured.When you try to open this files it will multiply to install more virus.Even if you try to delete i will be removed but come back after some time.

Pen drives get affected to this virus when they are connected to a virus infected computers or laptops,Then when this affected pen drive is connected to any other pc it will also gets the same problem.And you cannot access your files and even loss of data which is important for us.

If your computer or laptop is affected with shortcut virus then your files looks as below

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How to remove Shortcut virus


Here are few methods to remove shortcut virus completely from your pc or pen drive

1st Method: Using COMMAND mode

  • go to run > cmd > hit enter (windows button + R)
  • switch to the drive where shortcut is present. like c: , d:, e: etc…
  • Now type the command attrib  -h -s -r -a /s/d d:*.*    (in place of d: type your driver name)
  • Hit enter and delete shortcut files
  • Now it will remove all the shortcut files
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2nd Method : Remove shortcut virus using .bat file

In The above method we have to type the same command for different drives .But y using .Bat file we can remove virus from all drives at a time

  • open notepad in your computer
  • copy the below commands to your notepad
  • @echo off
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    @echo complete
  • Replace the drivers of your choice
  • Then save the file as removevirus.bat make sure it on desktop.
  • Now double click on the file and Run it.
  • It will remove entire shortcut virus in one move.

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3rd Method : (Using Software Remover)

Using the above two methods if your virus not removed try this shortcut remover tool which will remove permanently

  • open google and download software virus remover software.
  • open the tool it doesn’t require to install.
  • select pen drive or computer where you want to remove shortcut virus.
  • click on scan button.
  • now it will scan all the drives which you mentioned and show the virus files.
  • click on delete button.
  • It will remove all the short virus from PC or pen drive.

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