On many forums I have seen people posting questions like how to remove shortcut virus from pendrive?, how to fix shortcut virus?, how to clean shortcut virus?, how to delete shortcut virus? and so on for that greedy shortcut virus. This problems also comes in PC with antivirus installed. This virus create shortcut folder inside your USB Pendrive, Hard disk, PC, Memory Cards. Here I am going to explain two methods to remove shortcut virus from pendrive and other USB devices.

Method 1
Check whether the files present in USB are not in hidden mode.
Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Autorun Exterminator

  • Connect your pendrive/USB/Memory Card.
  • Click on the given link and download the file AutorunExterminator Download AutorunExterminator.
  • Extract it > Double-click on AutorunExterminator.
  • It works in background you will cross icon in notification bar as shown below.notoications bar
  • This process will remove the autorun.inf files from USB/Memory Card.

Step 2:

  • In this step you have to remove shortcut virus using CMD.
  • Click on Start >Run > type cmd and click on OK.
  • let me consider your drive letter as G:
  • Enter the this  command:

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:*.*

or

attrib G:*.* /d /s -h -r -s

  • You can copy the above command > Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste it. Click on image to enlarge it.

cmd windows

Step 3:

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  • Now Download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the given link download-Malwarebytes Antimalware
  • Update it > Perform Full Scan

Note: Default option is Quick Scan change it to Full Scan and select your drive which you want to full scan.

Method 2

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  • Now Download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the given link download-Malwarebytes Antimalware
  • Update it > Perform Full Scan

Note: Default option is Quick Scan change it to Full Scan and select your drive which you want to full scan.

Method 2

  • This tool actually is shortcut virus removal tool and vaccinate your USB against further viruses attack and creating shortcuts.
  • Download UsbFix (developed by El Desaparecido) from below link.
  • If your antivirus not allowing this application to run, disable antivirus temporary from control panel.
  • Plug in your usb devices (USB Pendrive, Hard disk, PC, Memory Cards)
  • Double click on UsbFix.exe
  • Click on deletion

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