Removing Shortcut Virus From External DIsk(Pendrives, Memory Cards, Etc..)

So many people are facing the same problem of the Shortcut Virus in their pen drive.  Sometimes when we insert pen drives and memory card in a USB port for the data transfer, then the files in your pen drive and memory cards turns into shortcut virus. This  is the most common problem for all. We see this virus in the systems which have anti-virus installed. When your PC, pen drive and memory cards got affected by any malware, then it will change all your original files into folders. So many people will face this problem. We can easily remove shortcut virus from Pendrive, just follow the bellow steps.


Click on “Start” –>Run –> type cmd and click on OK.
Here I assume your pen drive letter as E:
Enter this command inside the double quotes as mentioned

attrib -h -r -s /s /d E:\*.*

Else try

del *.lnk (type this first and press enter)
then type
attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l (type and press enter do not worry if command appears access denied, just check your pendrive it will finished)

You can copy the above command –> Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste it.
Note : Don’t forget to replace the letter ‘g’ with your pen drive letter.
Now press “Enter”.
That’s it!!!!
Now check for your files and folder in Pen Drive.


USEBFIX is best and easy to use shortcut virus removal tool. To remove shortcut virus using USBFIX just follow these lucid steps.
1. Download USBFIX and install it.
Note: If your computer is not allowing to install this software then disable your antivirus for few minutes.
2. Connect your external storage devices (Pendrive, memory cards) to your PC.
remove shortcut virus with usbfix
3. Now click on deletion option. It will remove all shortcut virus from your plugged devices and it’ll restart your computer.
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