How to Remove shortcut virus from PC/Laptop/Pendrive

Once I came across this shortcut folder virus and then I researched on it and found the solution to Remove shortcut virus from PC/Laptop or from Pen drive. So today I am going to tell you how you can avoid or remove this virus from your system.

Have you ever been through situation where you are sometimes unable to delete any shortcut folder from your system ? Of course you do! If you’re using windows system. This virus can be in your system from the internet, transferring data from other affected system or from any other affected device.

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You might think that this shortcut virus isn’t so harmful for your PC or your system but you’re wrong. I also felt the same thing that it will not be harmful and I faced several data loss. This virus will affect your system slowly and then after it will create shortcut folder of the original folder and ultimately your data will be affected.

Well coming to the point, to delete or to completely remove this shortcut virus you’ll find lots of methods using CMD or any other registry software and I am going to share with you an all the easiest method to remove the shortcut virus from your computer or laptop or from pendrive.

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How to Remove Shortcut Virus from PC/Laptop or Pen Drive ?

Method #1 Remove Shortcut virus using CMD

There is nothing hard using CMD any non-technical person also can use this working CMD method to remove shortcut virus from the system. Just follow the below points:

  1. Open CMD. (Go to Run > type CMD > hit enter)
  2. Now you need to write one simple command. Just write the command which is shown below.
attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*

Now replace the “Drive-Name” with your drive name. Lets assume you want to remove the shortcut virus from the drive C then your command
will be attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d C:*.*

3. Now hit the enter button. And your all the shortcut virus will be removed. And now you can simply go back and delete the shortcut folder normally.

Method #2 Remove Shortcut Virus using .Bat file

.Bat file is nothing but its an execution of any file. You can make a .bat file easily using notepad and you have to write the same command which I mentioned above. In case if the above CMD method don’t work try this. And also using this method you can remove the shortcut virus from all of your drive in just one single step while in CMD method you’ll have to do it separately one by one.

  1. Open Notepad. (Run > type Notepad)
  2. Copy the below code and paste it on the notepad file which you just opened.
    @echo off
    
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    
    attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*
    
    @echo complete
  3. Now replace the “Drive-Name” with your drive.
  4. Save the notepad file as removevirus.bat and save it. Make sure you save file in desktop.
  5. Now double click on the file and run it.
  6. Now all the shortcut virus will be removed from your drives.

Method #3 Remove Shortcut Virus using Shortcut Virus Remover Software

The above both methods of CMD and Bat file will just remove the virus not the folders and so either way or not you’ll have to remove the shortcut folders manually and definitely it will waste your time and energy. But using this “Shortcut Virus Remover Software” you will save your lot of time as this software will remove your shortcut virus as well as infected shortcut folders too. So there is no chance were you will have to remove the shortcut folders manually. This is my favorite and one of the most easiest method.

  1. First of all you need to download the software. Check belowΒ to Download it.Download Shortcut Virus Remover Software
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  2. After downloading is completed open the Software. (It doesn’t need any installation).
  3. Now Select Pen Drive or Computer. Depends from which you want to remove.
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  4. After you have chosen Pen Drive or Computer then after you need to select the Drive from which you want to remove shortcut virus and shortcut folders. And Click on Scan Button.
    shortcut virus remover software
  5. After Scanning your drive you will find the Virus (if it has) and then just click on ‘Delete‘ Button and your all folders as well as shortcut virus will be removed.

That’s all folks. By using any 1 method from this 3 I’m 100% sure that you’ll be able to Remove Shortcut Virus from your PC/Laptop/Pen Drive easily.

Hope you liked my tutorial to “Remove Shortcut Virus from your PC/Laptop/Pen Drive” and please note that you can use the same methods to Remove shortcut virus from your external hard drive. Also If you have any types of Doubts, Questions or Queries feel free to leave a comment below.

Comments

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  • Rishil

    Thanks cmd trick wrkd for me

  • MDBAdmin

    Glad to know it worked. πŸ™‚

  • Snehal

    Finally working! Kudos to you

  • worked fine.

  • Harsh

    When i downloaded the shortcut virus remover software it didn’t started… Please fix this issue.

  • Gaurav

    I dnt thnk this shortcut virus affect computer. Anyways removed it from your cmd method. Thnks

  • Andrain

    can this software also remove all the compter virus ?????

  • David

    is downloading n using this software safe ??

  • Ryan Percy

    Thanks mate. Worked perfectly :_

  • Kevin Jhonson

    Worked like charm thnko man

  • Aditiya Mehra

    does the shortcut virus remover software needs installation ? please reply..

  • David Pheng

    will the shortcut virus remove software works for sure ? Anybody has tried yet ? please tell me…Admin..

  • Welcome.

  • I already mentioned it “It does not require any kind of installations”

  • I’ve personally tried it and it will work for sure πŸ™‚

  • yes its completely safe to use shortcut virus remover software there is no harm I’ve been using it from a quite while now.

  • no this software will only remove “shortcut virus of your PC” not all other virus. Please take this into consideration and do not rely on it.

  • thanks. I’ve uploaded the software again and updated the download link. Please check now.

  • John cale

    Thanks man!! Finally worked

  • Bhushan S

    Thanks mate, the software worked like a charm.

  • Ronny

    worked great man!

  • Shaswat

    Welcome πŸ™‚

  • Nitin Singh

    Wow! Such article much wow :v :v

  • Jonathan Burb

    Cool thanks mate it worked

  • Prinzella

    Software is working fine. Thank you very very very much i was looking for something like this

  • bisooo

    if i use CMD tell me access denied and if i use the software it delete the virus for few second but it come back again !!
    what should i do?

  • When you use CMD right click on it and click on “Run as administrator” it will definitely work. Let me know if you have any other problems regarding removing shortcut virus.

  • Guest

    ..

  • Le Bron

    i clicked run as admin using CMD still access denied,help pls, using windows7

  • Burb

    shortcut virus remover software worked perfectly

  • Dinesh Reddy

    if i insert any pendrive in my lappy it gets shortcut, i want to format my lappy using usb ,no cd drive for my laptop, hw to format my laptop?

  • Arockia Ruban

    It Shows access denied then wt i do

  • Dj

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  • buttercup

    wow ….great.i was so scared.thank you so much πŸ™‚

  • try to “Run as Administrator”

  • Ryan Jacob

    Thanks brada! πŸ™‚

  • Kuya Geejay

    I used the method 3. I can remove the shortcut virus but when i plug in the pen drive again the shortcut virus always coming back. I already scan the computer but it always says that “no virus detected”. What i am going to do to permanently remove this disgusting virus from my computer and pen drive? Help me please…

  • Shaswat

    maybe the virus is coming because your pendrive is infected ! make sure your pen drive isn’t virus infected.

  • Shaswat

    And just in case if you want to double check try inserting any other pen drive and if the virus isn’t coming then for sure your previous pen drive is infected with shortcut virus.

  • maybe the virus is coming because your pendrive is infected ! make sure your pen drive isn’t virus infected.

  • And just in case if you want to double check try inserting any other pen drive and if the virus isn’t coming then for sure your previous pen drive is infected with shortcut virus.

  • shuja shah

    when I did method 3 , it shows ”no virus detected” even though shortcut viruses are there any help???

  • Amit Biswas

    great shswat

  • Basu

    I don’t know why all the 3 methods didn’t work on my system windows 7. Please help me.

  • Subhashini

    Thank you so much..

  • net

    it kept on showing access denied for both cmd & notepad.. when I used the software, it says no virus detected..is there any other way to remove the shortcut virus from my computer?thanks

  • net

    running it as admin doesn’t make any difference.. pls help, what should I do?

  • cy m

    does formatting my laptop can fix the issue? nothing worked for me πŸ™

  • Cla

    Ma’am/Sir where is the software that can remove shortcut virus? I can’t find it below.

  • Shaswat

    The download link for Shortcut virus remover software is locked please share this post in order to unlock the download link and help us to grow πŸ™‚

  • The download link for Shortcut virus remover software is locked please share this post in order to unlock the download link and help us to grow πŸ™‚

  • Sam

    Same as mine, i tried all of above examples but no luck. pls help

  • Sam

    Hi, first of all let me thank you for your time in assisting us with this bloody night mare virus keep on doing the good job. Well i have tried all methods you mentioned here as well as ‘Run as Administrator” but no luck. Is there of any other method one can try to get rid of this infection?

  • Harish Kumar

    Method #3 is awesome it works with swift speed and the result is great thanks.

  • Try using Shortcut Virus Remover software.. it might help.. sometimes all the commands don’t work because of some reason so I’ve also shared the software trick to remove shortcut virus.. and yes your welcome πŸ™‚

  • welcome mate πŸ™‚

  • aa

    i tried these methods. still i could not remove it permanently
    . Once i plug the pen drive it keeps coming

  • Jude Analirio Baga

    Same here, I think the “CMD Method” reverses only what the virus did, but the virus still remains in the system, I can’t determine which process is doing it in the Task Manager and in the Registry. Please help us…

  • Gaurav Sharma

    virus is not removed

  • Gaurav Sharma

    my problem is that when i open documents,presentationthen shortcut forms

  • Awesome Post Shashwat! Really Loved it. Thanks Bro. Keep it up!

  • Prashant Arora

    plese help me out ,, by using all those staps that are given on the top , every time it is showing that { ACCESS DENIED } what should I do..
    Mail id : prashant27041991@gmail.com

  • Tamali Halder

    Thank you so much Shaswat Singh…I was on the verge of loosing all the valuable data that i was supposed to use in my research project….The method saved me…. Thank You once again

  • kim

    same here

  • Fatin Omar

    Thank you so much

  • Naveen

    It doesn’t Remove virus permanently

  • Naveen

    It Doesnt remove virus for permanently

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