Whenever we transfer data to pendrive, sometime you may have noticed small shortcut icons in the pendrive. It’s a kind of virus that damages files stored in the pendrive or HDD and starts showing shortcuts to any file or folder. In most of the when people try to format the pendrive for removing the shortcut viruses, then the virus goes away once from the pendrive, but again they start to show in the pendrive when we insert pendrive in the computer.
These are the most common shortcut virus that you may have noticed the Flash drive shortcut virus or File and folder shortcut virus in the computer. These are can be trojan and worn that can leak your data. First of all, your computer must have good antivirus to avoid these types of causes and secure or protect your computer from viruses.
How you can protect your data from these kinds of viruses.
For any user, his data is a valuable thing. Who would never want to lose the data by any kind of virus. You need to take some precautions for this before inserting pendrive or hard drive any computer.
- Do not use your pendrive or hard drive on any computer without knowing that his computer is free from viruses.
- Always use the eject option to remove your pendrive from the computer.
Now begin the procedure of how we can remove the shortcut viruses. There are so many ways to get rid of the shortcut virus. we are going to tell the easiest method that will help to remove shortcut virus from pendrive or hard drive.
1. How to Remove the Shortcut Virus with the CMD method
- Step 1) Open the run command as an administrator.
- Step 2) Now enter the path of the drive that contains the virus with below command.
- Step 3) Enter the command (
attrib f:\*.* /d /s –h –r –s)
2. How to Remove the Shortcut Virus with Shortcut Virus Remover Tool
- Step 1) Download HFV Virus Remover Tool and Install
- Step 2) Now add the path of drive that has shortcut viruses.
3. How to Remove the Shortcut Virus from Windows Registry File
- Step 1) Open Run Prompt and type
regeditand press Enter to open the registry (Shortcut key to open Run, Press Windows+R key)
- Step 2 ) Now copy the below path and paste it on the highlighted box. (
- Step 3 ) Here Some files will appear like this type of name |ZFTYBrTvz | ADVFszlls. Remove these types of files from the registry.