How To : Remove Shortcut Virus From PenDrive or SD Card

By | July 17, 2016

shortcut virus

Shortcut virus in USB/Pendrive is a type of virus which makes the data in your Pendrive or SD card invisible and convert the whole data into a shortcut. Now a days many of the people are facing this problem and I am one among them. So I decided to share this trick. This virus cannot be removed by normal antivirus softwares. Even if you scan that shortcut it will show ”No Threat Detected”. So many people simply format the USB drive as they think there is no solution for that. If your Pendrive or SD card doesn’t have data that is very essential you can format the drive but this is not a good solution as the data will be lost. There are many solutions to get your data back and delete the virus.


Remove Shortcut Virus From PenDrive or SD Card

1) First of all connect your infected Pendrive or SD card to your computer

2) Scan it with antivirus software and remove threats if found.

2)Go to Command prompt Window and Run it as administrator.(Go to start menu > search CMD and right click on it and run it as administrator )

3)Type this command in command prompt window : attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*  and press Enter
(Replace X with your Drive letter)

cmd for shorcut virus


4)Now your data will be visible to you. Copy all data and paste it in your PC drive.

5)Format your Pendrive or SD card and copy data back to your USB drive

Apart from these you can also use softwares like USB fix,Shortcut Virus Remover to remove shortcut virus from USB drive. If you find these article helpful please don’t forget to share it.

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