How To Remove Shortcut Virus on Your Drive.
If you are a regular computer user, you will agree with me that computer virus can really damage files and programs stored on any drive, be it hard drive, flash drive or external drive. The effect of these virus is so severe that you might at the end of the day lost all your important files and document. One of the deadly computer virus is Shortcut Virus. This virus, when enter any computer system storage device , will turn all the files to shortcuts, there by making it impossible for the owner of the document to access the file.
If you have experienced such, relax i have a solution for you. You don't need to buy any Antivirus or malware software to remove it. You just need to use only your computer system to remove the virus completely and get back your files.
To Remove shortcut Virus from your Flash or hard drive, follow these steps:
The steps are as follows:
1. Open the Command Prompt via Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt.
2. Navigate to you drive/ flash drive by typing drive letter. In My own case, my flash drive is F
3. Type "del *.lnk "and hit Enter on your keyboard.
4. Now type "attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l" and hit enter.
Then check your drive. You will notice that all your files are back to normal and still intact.
-h: to unhide all files on drive W
-r: create the files in drive W is free of read-only attribute.
-s: making all files on drive W to be not part of the system again, so easy in the clear
w: w drive (change according to the state of PC / laptop)
*. *: All files ending in
Try this and let me know whether it worked for you.
I hope this helps..