How to remove shortcut virus

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  1. ajaygtm71

    ajaygtm71 ★★★★★★

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    I got a shortcut virus on my computer and every time I plug in a pendrive it creates a shortcut . When I try to open the drive in shows access denied. How can I remove this virus without formatting everytime? tried various antivirus too but none of them worked.
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  2. VDG

    VDG ՏԱթЄГ ӍѺԀЄГѦҬѺГ Staff Member Super Moderator ProActive

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    Don't open that shortcut it's a Virus :/

    Temporary solution to access your files in USB drive :-
    • Click on Tools tab.
    • Then Go to Folders option.
    • In View tab, hidden files and filders.
    • Tick Show hidden files and folders.
    • Untick Hide system files.
    • That's it ...!
    • Now you can access your files in usb drive.
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  3. Rambos

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    Bit defender helps but I think infected files are deleted too.
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  4. WestWind

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    Try Malwarebytes removal tool and use WinRAR to access files and folders till its fixed to prevent autorun.
    Using an antivirus will help in defending virus/mmalware attacks in future. I recommend Avast Free Edition.
  5. rishi999

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    Hey, I have encountered same problem long before. here is the fix:


    1. Go to cmd >

    type in :

    2. attrib -h -r -s /s /d Drivename:\*.* (This command helps to unhide all hidden files and removes shortcuts)

    3. If you are infected by malicious script , here is how to remove it.

    Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc > opens Task Manager > go to process Tab, stop wscript.exe.

    4. disable wscript.exe starting from boot , open Run>type in msconfig >go to startup tab disable wscript.exe.

    5. Go to Run , type in regedit Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run

    Delete odwcamszas registry key in that directory.


    You can also download this Tool to fix your USB drive :

    http://filehippo.com/download_usbfix
  6. amanthakur

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    it will be removed by any of the antivirus but that should be updated
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  7. VijayBot

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    I formatted my laptop twice to remove this kind of shortcut, after first format, scanned with newly installed antivirus and then after detection of virus formatted again. I find no shortcut now.. But it was :lolsign:
  8. sk679558

    sk679558 ★★★★★ ProActive

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    same problem