How to Remove Shortcut Virus From PC/Laptop and Pendrive

Hi, guys today in this article I will show you How to completely remove Shortcut virus from your PC, Laptop and Pendrive.

This type of shortcut virus usually comes to your computer when you try to transfer files from a removable media which is already affected by shortcut virus.Shortcut virus are some kind of tricky programs that will hide your actual files and folders and create dummy shortcut instead.

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what Shortcut Virus Do?

This kind of shortcut virus usually hide your files and folders and create some kind of shortcuts instead.Eventually this program will also delete files from your PC after a long time. You will think that this virus is silly and don’t harm your PC, but it will.

Here in this tutorial i will share couple of tricks bwy which you can Remove shortcut virus from PC/Laptop and Pendrive.

Method #1: Using CMD (Command Prompt)

Step 1: Press windows Key+R to launch Run and type CMD and press Enter.

No CMD window ill open up.

Step 2:Now type the below given command in CMD.

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*

No replace Drive-Name with your Drive letter.Assume that if you want to remove shortcut virus from the drive h then type the code like attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d H:*.*

Step 3: No press Enter.

Now all your shortcut virus is removed from specific drive you mentioned.As usual go and delete your shortcut folders.

Method #2: Using .bat File

.Bat are some king of execution files.Anyone can create .bat files using simple note editor like Notepad.In case if the above CMD method didn’t worked for you then you can try this one.Another thing that make this method most easier is that it will delete shortcut virus from all of your hard drives in a go.

Step 1: Open Notepad

Step 2: Now type the below given code into 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

Step 3: Replace Drive-Name with your Drive letter.

Step 4: Click on File and Save.

Step 5: Give it a name like Removeshortcutvirus.bat or any name which has a .bat extension at the end of the name.

Step 6: No double click on the file and open it.

Step 7: No it will automatically remove shortcut virus from your computer.

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Method #3: Using a Third Party Application

Step 1: Donload Shortcut Virus Remover tool from HERE.

Step 2: Open it (No need to install)

Step 3: Click on Pendrive option or Computer option as per your requirement.

Step 4: Now select Drive and click on the Scan button.

Step 5: wait for the process to be complete.

Step 6: Once scanned it ill show folders which is affected then just click on the Delete button.

That’s it now you have successfully removed shortcut virus from your PC/Laptop and Pendrive.This is the best ever easy method found on the internet.

If any of the method didn’t worked for you then use another method or just drop us a comment below.

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Astro Joseph

Hey Guys, I'm Astro K Joseph, Founder and CEO of IPEE World from Kerala, India. I started this blog as a passion and it now empowering thousands of readers around the globe.Here I usually share stuff related to How To, Android, Windows, Facebook, WhatsApp, Blogging, etc.

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