How to remove shortcut virus from Pendrive / External HDD / USB Flash Drive

Follow below steps to remove shortcut virus from Pendrive.

Command 1

Click on Start > Run, type cmd and run as administrator click OK
Here it is assumed your pendrive letter is F (change as necessary)
Enter this command.

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

Press Enter
Now check for your files in on the pen drive

Command 2

If your USB drive doesn’t have important files you can try to Format it, but if it contains important files then you are not going to format it, to Remove Shortcut Virus follow the Steps Below.

Step 1. Go to Start and Search for cmd, as  it appears in start menu Right Click on it and Click “Run as Administrator
Step 2. Navigate to Flash Drive by typing its letter. [ Let’s Say it is i ], to find your USB drive letter open “My Computer” and check for letter, type i: and hit enter.
Step 3. Type ” del *.lnk ” (without quote) in cmd window and Hit Enter on your Keyboard.
Step 4. Now type ” attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l ”  ( without quote ) and hit Enter .
Shortcut Virus Removal
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