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How to fix shortcut virus on pendrive and computer

Everybody would have come across this virus which is popularly called as shortcut virus. Some of the antiviruses are even unable to detect the virus. Even if they detect the virus they would delete the entire folder leaving you nothing. But you could easily separate the shortcut virus from the files and recover files safely using cmd. Let's see how to do it.

Also Read: Hide your file or folder undetectable with windows command prompt

  1. First click on start and search for "cmd".
  2. Now right-click on it and click Run as Administrator.
  3. Now locate to the drive where your shortcut files are found.
  4. Type the following command "attrib *.* /d /s -h -r -s"
  5. Wait for your command to finish. It might take time depending on the files you have on your drive.
  6. That's it. Now your files would be separated from you shortcut virus.
  7. You could delete the shortcuts and use your files safely.

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