3 Ways to Remove Shortcut Virus Permanently from a PenDrive

Generally, shortcut virus is known to be a very harmful virus that does converts most of our important programs to shortcut folder icon and keeps the original content hidden. This virus has been on existence for years, and it’s one of the commonest viruses known with high spreading rate.

I’ve updated an article which details the full list of computer viruses, spreading rate and damage level. I advise you go through that content and get some knowledge about the popularly known computer viruses and their damage level.

Today, I’ll be revealing to you methods which you can use to eradicate shortcut virus from your windows PC or PenDrive. If you’re already a victim, then any of the three methods I’ll be revealing to you would definitely work fine…. And guess what? These techniques would eradicate shortcut viruses for good from either your PC or pendrive.

How to Permanently Remove Shortcut Virus?

1.       You can remove shortcut virus using CMD

2.       You can remove shortcut virus via an Antivirus

3.       You can remove shortcut virus using shortcut virus remover

Let me quickly highlight these techniques…..

1.       How to Remove Shortcut Virus using CMD

As known, CMD aka command is a special interface to execute so many tasks. I’ve already published a guide which details how you can remove computer virus without Antivirus, and the method revealed in that guide is the CMD method. So, to make use of command prompt to remove shortcut virus, simply implement the below procedures.

1.       Go to start >> RUN (or use win + R) and input cmd

2.       Next, go to the directory the virus is based on, maybe your pendrive directory (for instance let’s say the pendrive is g: ) simply input g: on the command prompt window and hit enter as seen in the image below.

3.       After that, input the below command as seen in the image above… remember to replace “g” with the directory of your pendrive or system or whichever drive you’re trying to eradicate the shortcut virus from.

attrib g:*.* /d /s -h -r –s

4.       Hit enter and you’re done.

You can check back on the drive and you’ll notice that all shortcut viruses existing on that drive is eradicated and original content is restored. Don’t forget to read how to create a dangerous computer virus in 30secs.

2.       Removal of Shortcut virus using Antivirus

By now, you should know that with the help of antivirus softwares, removal of computer virus becomes easy. So, all you need is a strong computer antivirus, install on your system and you’re good to go. I advise you go through this guide which details the best antivirus softwares to get solid antivirus software for your computer.

3.       Shortcut Virus Removal and USB Fix

If you don’t want to use antivirus software, or use command prompt technique, then this is also a better way to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer. The shortcut virus removal software is a program focused to eradicate shortcut virus permanently from any drive. With this program, all shortcut viruses existing in your system would be removed automatically.

So, f you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to remove shortcut virus from your computer or pendrive, I advise you make use of the shortcut virus removal and usd fix software.

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That’s it on how to remove shortcut virus from any pendrive or windows computer. Please, if you find it difficult implementing any of the above techniques, do let me know via comment section and I’ll get back to you. Don’t forget to share this guide.

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