The Issues of Shortcut Virus in PC computers and Flash Drives are very much common today. You are not only the one who has experienced the odd with such computer virus.
Well, we are very much familiar of many computer viruses like Trojan and Worm. The positive fact with Trojan and Worm is that they are easily removable by using a registered valid Anti-virus programming software.
But, the Shortcut Virus you are dealing with is much more strong than you have thought as they are the combination of both Trojan and Worm. Thus, using an Anti-virus program simply can’t get rid of the Shortcut Virus most of the time.
So, you have to take both the Prevention and Execution actions in order to remove Shortcut Virus permanently from your Computer system and Flash drives such as Pen Drive, Portable Drive, Mobile Storage etc.
Where Does These Shortcut Viruses Come From?
When it’s about Shortcut Virus corruption, the most common factor is that the Virus gets new devices to infect or spreads from one to other computer devices through a Flash Drive.
Apart from that, Shortcut virus would be finding its way to your Computer system if you have downloaded any exe. file from an infected website over the Internet.
How to Remove Shortcut Virus Effectively?
Biting Nails? That won’t make any changes, unless you take a regular Prevention method to avoid Shortcut Virus infection along with the necessary execution tactics to get rid of them once infected.
The First Aid – Prevention of Shortcut Virus Corruption:
Suppose, you succeed to remove Shortcut Virus from your Computer or Flash Drive, can you be sure that this corruption will never happen? No Anti-virus software or methods of executing Shortcut Virus will permanently keep your device safe. Unless you take some Prevention steps into your habituate.
1: When a Pen drive is inserted into your computer, don’t just get hurry to double-click on it. Do open the Pen drive manually.
- Click right mouse button on the Pen Drive
- Locate “Explore” option, and click.
2: Don’t open any Pen drive directly from My Computer.
3: Turn of the “Autorun” for opening any Flash Drive when connected to your Computer.
Make these simple little steps as your permanent Habit if you want to get rid of Shortcut Virus permanently.
Now, as you have mentioned that You already have tried out Command Prompt aka CMD and it did not work for you, you may try another simple method for Troubleshooting Shortcut Virus infection.
Used Coded .bat File as Your Shortcut Virus Remover:
This method helped me out in tracking down and shoot out Shortcut Virus from my Computer device as well as Flash drive. Hope, it will work for you too.
Step 1: Open Notepad.
Step 2: Type the codes as it shows in the image below.
Note: While entering the code, change the drive name from ‘I’ to your current flash drive name.
Step 3: Now “Save” the Notepad file in .bat extension.
- Go to “Save as”.
- Change file type to “All Files”.
- Name your Notepad file with .bat extension. (Example.bat)
That’s it! Now if this procedure does not provide a satisfactory outcome, you can always go for the further Troubleshooting methods.
Shortcut Virus is more Dangerous than you have ever thought!
You thought Shortcut Virus infects your Computer or Pen drive, and only hides away your important files and folders? Well, that’s just a basic thing of what it does.
The horrifying fact about the Shortcut Virus is that it can steal your personal or secret data like your Credit card details, Pin Code, and Financially sensitive data saved in computers.
Apart from that, it may be spying your PC uses and Net browsing pages, and even worse than that!
So, make the above instruction in your action and remove shortcut virus from your PC or any kind of Flash drive. Any queries? Feel free to use the comment box.