Have you ever noticed that sometimes after attaching your Pendrive to the PC all the folders of your Pendrives convert itself into a shortcut icons of those particular folders? Yes, this is the most common problem everyone is facing with their USB drives. This is nothing but a kind of virus which is there to harm your PC and so your USB drive’s data. here, we would be guiding you how you can manually remove or delete such Shortcut Virus from Pendrives and memory cards. Have a look!
Following detailed step by step tutorial will show you how you can you can get rid of such unwanted viruses.
How to Remove / Delete Shortcut Virus from Pendrive
Step 1 :
Initially you have to attach that particular Pendrive or Memory card to your PC which contains such viruses.
Step 2 :
Now, when you see a pop-up window saying Open folder to view files do not click on to Ok button. Just select Cancel and stay away from your Pendrives data.
Step 3 :
Go to your Start menu and select Run option.
Step 4 :
Type cmd and press Enter which can get you a command prompt window.
Step 5 :
attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.* put this command on the command prompt and press Enter at once.
(Here we have assumed our Pendrive is f drive)
Step 6 :
This is it! You have successfully remove Shortcut Virus from your Pendrive.
Close all the running program and remove Pendrive from the PC. Re-attach Pendrive again, there would be no such viruses anymore on your USB Drive. Isn’t it easy? You can share you knowledge with your friends and can create your own value into them. Stay tuned for some more interesting tips and trick related to this current Computer era.