Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drives & PC

Posted: November 21, 2016 in Notepad Tricks, Windows Tricks

USB Drives, especially those which we used on public computers such as in schools, Internet cafes, hotels etc, are very susceptible to contamination by viruses present on other users of the machine devices. One of the most common is the “shortcut virus” that creates many unwanted icons on your USB device while hidden files that really matter; hindering or even preventing, the access to them.

The first thing to notice if you had installed the shortcut virus in your system is that it will be not get removed by your normal antivirus scanning it’s somehow stubborn. Shortcut virus usually creates the shortcut files, for example, Notepad.shortcut etc. So if you see such shortcut files in you Computer or Pendrive then this are the sure signs that you computer or pen drive contains the stubborn Shortcut virus. This is a kind of virus which will not get detected by a normal antivirus.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drives & PC

Today I am going to share four simple tricks to remove the shortcut virus from your computer or Pen drive automatically. You can remove Shortvirus by using your command prompt or by installing a software.

#1 Method: Using CMD To Remove Shortcut Virus

Step 1. To remove your shortcut virus with the help of your command prompt system, you need to follow the steps ahead.

Step 2. Open Command Prompt by pressing Windows + R and Enter “CMD” in the box and hit enter.

Step 3. Now enter the following in your Command Prompt “attrib :*.* /d /s -h -r -s” without quotes ‘Your USB drive letter‘ must be replaced with your own drive letter. Suppose your flash drive is on Drive F so you must imply the following command “attrib f:*.* /d /s -h -r -s” without quotes and hit enter.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drives & PC

Step 4. Now wait for some time until CMD finishes the command, once it’s completed successfully the shortcut virus will be removed from your PC.

If you are facing any issue at any of the mentioned methods, feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Posted by Shubham ;)

  1. Prasad Chachadi says:

    Whenever I execute it, I get the output as ” Access Denied”.
    Can u please tell me what’s the problem.?


  2. Prasad Chachadi says:

    Whenever I execute it, I get the output as”Access Denied “.
    Can u please tell me what’s the problem here ?


  3. GOLU says:

    How to use hacking codes?


  4. Anonymous says:

    this doesnt work in my HP laptop


  5. Ashish Kumar says:

    Whenever i excute this commond it says access denied sir tell me i have to do . Please help me sir..


  6. Anonymous says:

    When I type this command nothing changed and it remains the same as old shortcut in my flash drive .What should i do??


  7. Vijay says:

    The virus is as stubborn that even that command could not clear it….How to remove such virus ??


  8. Ahmed says: denied -F:\System Volume Information
    Please sir help me i shallbe thankfull to u
    Thank you very much for ur app


  9. Viki says:

    When I put the WiFi password code I get powered down and doesent support
    This request operations.what’s the problem can u help plz.


  10. Gotham says:

    Please tell the best antivirus with pro v(by hack) .
    Or please tell any antivirus which you think is best for all use.
    Thanks please tell this answer as soon as possible.


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