How to remove shortcut virus using Command Prompt
What is Shortcut Virus?
Shortcut virus is a virus which Enters in to your Pen drive, PC, Hard Disk, Memory cards or mobile phone and change your files into shortcuts with the original folder icons. When you Plugin your Pen drive in Your friend’s Shortcut Virus affected PC or when you insert your Friends virus infected USB to your Computer, You may get this virus too. Be cautious before Pairing devices, I have seen this problem in PC having antivirus too. Below are the 4 best Methods to Delete this Shortcut Virus.
Using command prompt is the easiest way to remove shortcut virus from PC, Pendrive and memory cards. Using Command Prompt to remove a virus and recover files is the best way and there are 95% Possibilities of virus removal.
1.Open Command Prompt By pressing windows key + R (Start►Run) and type cmd in pop up box and click on ok.
2. Now Go to your Pendrive location and note down its drive letter.
3.In command window type del *.lnk to remove all the link files in the directory.
4. After that type attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:*.* command and press Enter.
Note: Command to remove shortcut virus is attrib -h -r -s /s /d drive_letter:*.*
Don’t forget to change drive_letter with your Pendrive location(Here E drive).
Now your Shortcut files again convert to normal files. Delete unknown files from your storage aftercommand process completes. I highly recommend you to after removing shortcut virus copy your USB data to your computer > Format the USB storage > Then again re-copy USB data back.