Shortcut Virus is one of the most common virus these days which is found in USB Pen/PC and memory cards. The virus is very dangerous and has ability to corrupt all the data in device where this virus is present. Are you victim of shortcut virus? Follow our step-by-step guide to remove shortcut virus from your USB pen drive, computer, memory card without Antivirus.
This shortcut virus is commonly found is USB drivers and it replace all the data with their shortcuts means corrupt all the data. So you can imagine how dangerous it can be specially when you have very important data in your pen drive.
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How to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Pen/PC/Memory Card Without Antivirus
There are different methods to get rid of shortcut virus in Windows 7/8 or Windows XP. We will share each and every method step by step.
1) Remove Shortcut Virus Using Command Prompt or CMD
The most effective method to remove this deadly virus from usb flash drive is through CMD. Connect your shortcut virus infected USB to your computer. Now click on start button and search for “CMD”. Right click on cmd.exe and click on “run as administrator”. Once CMD window is opened, type your drive letter like if your drive letter is “f” then type “f:” in CMD and hit enter.
Now next type “del *lnk” (without the commas) and hit enter. Once done, type the command below followed by Enter key to finish the process.
attrib –s –r –h *.* /s /d /l
Yep, that’s it. Now check your USB flash drive again. You will be amazed to see all your folders recovered. That was most effective method to remove shortcut virus from computer. Incase you didn’t like it, you can try any good antivirus program like Avast, AVG and Kaspersky to remove shortcut virus from usb flash drive or memory card.
So readers this was our guide to remove shortcut virus from usb pen/computer/memory card without any antivirus program. Let me know if you are still facing this problem after following my guide.