How to remove shortcut virus from Pen Drive & PC
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Viruses are the major problem for tech people these days. Viruses cause system slow down and malfunctioning of the software programs installed and leads to degradation of the system performance. So want to know what is a virus and how it will spread and affect the systems?

Follow the article to make your systems virus resistance. The virus is a computer program which can replicate itself and spread from one system to other systems. It will enter and spread into your system files without your wish and it will run against your intention and finally starts degrading the system performance.

What is a Shortcut VIRUS And Why this occurs?

I am not going to answer it, strange why? its because you know what is it that’s why you are here to fix it lets point some light what is it and why this happen to PC, LAPTOP, SD card, PEN DRIVE etc.

1- The first and main reason is outdated anti-virus software yup you are thinking in the right way when we forget or not update our antivirus than it will happen because updated antivirus always has updated algorithms to remove such VIRUS.
2-Using external pen drive or any drive without scanning yes true it happens most of the time due to this. we are in so hurry and try to save 2min by the not scanning device which we connecting to our PC/LAPTOP. By this, we save 2 min but do you ever think that device may contain lots of VIRUS such as TROJAN. So Always Scan drive before using it.
3-Downloading app from any untrusted 3rd party sites.
4- Plugging our drive into infected PC/LAPTOP (Yes it happen widely, we put our device on someone pc and after some time we see our device is infected with Virus)

How to Remove Shortcut Virus





All these viruses are Man-made programs which they create and insert to execute the program. VIRUS stands for “VITAL INFORMATION RESOURCE UNDER SIEGE”.how-to-remove-virus-from-pendrive 

Effects of Virus

  • It will use all the available memory to hang your system and it may cause a halt in your work.
  • The capability to erase the entire hard drive.
  • It can modify and change the format of data which leads to data corruption.
  • Shows stupid messages on your screen while working.

Types of Short Cut Virus




You may hear about many viruses but in brief, I will explain you two common software viruses which are quite common in our daily life which makes us very hard to get rid of them. So those kind of viruses are:

1. Files and Folders Shortcut Virus.

2. Flash Drive Shortcut Virus.

Files and Folders Shortcut Virus:

Files and folders virus is a shortcut virus which will spread easily when you open a file or a folder which contains it. Then it will spread to each and every folder or file of your system. It will create a replica of an existing file to confuse you while opening and this will cause data corruption and inconsistency in your system. Moving forward you will surely face serious issues with this virus.

Flash Drive Shortcut Virus:

This is one kind of trojan which will hide inside a folder by displaying itself as a flash drive. When you click on it, this virus will initiate its process of stealing data from various folders and files. This is so Complicated virus I have ever seen. I sincerely suggest you follow the below preventive methods to avoid data loss.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus

I have 2 preventive methods which are very effective in rescuing your system from viruses. Let me explain you briefly to follow and save your desktops from these virus effects.

  1. Download Hidden folder virus and run it on your system. It is capable of deleting all the virus from internal and portable systems. Your files are clean and safe.
  2. Download Trojan Remover tool which is good and very efficient to clean all the trojan files and keep your files and hard disk clean.

Some other Apps are also there who Did this work very well and make our Work easy


The interface of this app is really cool and easy to use, if you are in hurry and want your solution easily then go with this app and by using USB FIX you can get your work done easily.

1-Download USB FIX free from this link

usbfix free

2-Connect your Drive which is virus effected for eg- G, J, K.
3-Open USB fix software.
4-Press  Deletion option, Removing VIRUS Will Start(It will take Some time to Complete)
5-When it 100 % complete it will ask you to Restart Pc simply Do Restart
6-Work done

How to Remove Shortcut VIRUS with Command prompt(CMD)

There are many another way by which you can perform these task without using any software easily, let’s discuss how to do this using command prompt(CMD)

steps are below Do as the step :

1- Press Window button+R (it is for opening RUN function on PC)
2- Now type CMD(it’s not case sensitive so you can write either capital or in small letters, Hit Enter Button )
3- After opening Command window type –attrib -h -r -s /s /d J:*.*
Note: Replace “J” with the drive which is affected by the virus such as E, F, G.
4-Now wait to finish and you are ready to go.


Problems which Usually Occur when Your Pc or Pendrive infected with Shortcut VIRUS

Most annoying things happen when you see all your original file converted into a shortcut and you fail to see the original file as well as failed to retrieve original files and folder.

Don’t worry we are here to fix this issue easily with the help of WINRAR App

1- Download WINRAR app by above link which provided just above this sentence
2-Open win RAR app and locate your drive which is infected with shortcut virus.
3- You will see there is no such shortcut under winrar view(means when you open and locate your drive under WinRar)
4-Now select all by pressing Ctrl+A then do right click and press Add to archive option
5- Name it as you like for eg – Backup.rar(No need to put RAR extension at the end of file name it will automatically give by your system just give the only Name as you like)
6-Save it Some other safe location And format that Drive(formatting drive will clear this VIRUS Permanently)

I hope you people would surely love the article and please let us know if you have any problems related to above viruses and let us help. If you feel this article helped you alot in preventing the virus, please dont forget to share this app on your social profile links so you can help your family and friends.


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