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7 method to remove shorcuts virus from pendrive full guide here 2017

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Hello geeks welcome here ,I hope you are fine.Pen drives and USB disk are very useful portable storage devices which are very commonly used for transporting computer data from one computer to another. But, as the storage device is so common and easily used, the percentage of the flash drive being infected by viruses has also increased. The Pen drive can be infected with a virus if you save a virus-infected file to the flash drive or if you use the pen drive with a virus-infected computer. 

A virus-infected drive can then infect any other computer you might use with the drive. Once plug a virus-infected drive in any system, the system will be spreading virus.Today we will learn all about how to remove shorcut virus permanently from your usb stick .Yesterday i got a mail from my blog viewer and ask  me " Folder in my pendrive appear as shortcuts when connected to my pc .what is the problem." when i got this email i am not able to reply but i replied that "Bro you need to wait i will research on it ." 
After that i am googling and collect all useful information from some forums and some sites some authorities and finally i decide to write on this particular topic which is One of the most common questions I’ve been asked is: “How To Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drive?”Now i' m ready to share it with you ,I Know this blog post is so long (more then 5000 words) but it have all information and tricks which are beneficial for removal of shortcut virus from your system,And also reading this post you through out all virus fro your pendrive. I also know that Every one of us has experienced the Shortcut Virus at least once in our lifetime. Actually, it has become so common that people often overlook and underestimate it. In the beginning, it looks like nothing has happened except a shortcut file.

So first know about what is virus or shortcut virus ,There’s no wiki definition as such; but, as the name suggests, a shortcut virus is a virus (a malware) that hides your original files inside shortcuts.The way it hides the file remains unknown though the effect is quite visible. The original files are there in the drive itself, but in such a position that you can’t recognize it nor take it out (in the advanced stage),Initially, it doesn’t harms your files but later on, it may make them corrupt or even delete all the files; depends on the type of shortcut virus.Therefore, removing the shortcut virus is essential for getting the files back. 

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What Problem You Face When Your Pendrive Is Infected By Virus?

The main problem we faced when our pendrive is infected that when we connect  pendrive to our pc or system ,all the files of pendrive is converted into shortcuts after seeing these shortcuts we feel not so well (I also face same problem like you believe me it so torrible) .And we are not able to find that From where did the Shortcut Virus landed in your USB Drive?Have you ever wondered from where did the shortcut virus landed up in your Removable Drive or PC?

Here Are The Possible Reasons Because Of Which Your Disk Is Suffering From Shortcut Virus:

  • Sometime installing .exe file extension play major role to infect our pendrive from virus . when You downloaded an executable (.exe) file from untrusted third-party software which had the virus.So alwasy try to download any software from trusted site only.
  • Sometime the system of your friend preinstalled some virus and after that You connected your USB Stick into his system  which spreaded the virus in your PC from where it entered your USB on connecting it.
  • You connected your Removable Drive into someone’s PC which contained the shortcut virus from which it spreaded over to your drive.
So, let’s get into the 7 Powerful (Yet Easy) Tricks to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drive to rescue your data.

#1 )Remove Shortcut Virus Using UsbFix Tool

Usbfix a specific program is constantly changing .It removes all type of infection spreading throgh usb media as the famous shorcut virus .it is quite small (approx. 4 MB) which will run and help you get rid of the shortcut virus can guese the popularity of this software by checking , it have With over 5 Million downloads when it launched. The best thing is this tool is it is completly free of cost and play major role in removing shortcut virus from pendrive That's why i am intrested to share it with you .

As i say in the begenning of the article that i gather all that way which is extreamly important and 100% working .UsbFix is a free malware removal tool to will help you to detect and remove shortcut virus.This software is planned by El Desaparecido and developed by It can scan infected removable devices, USB’s external HDD’s, smartphones, digital cameras, is one of the most trusted software to remove shortcut virus. Also, it is designed in a user-friendly UI which will help you get things done easily and faster. The size of the software too. 

Key Features Of USBFix Include:
  • prevention: it mpt serves only to clean the infections,it also helps to prevent possible reinfection.Indeed,it create autorun.inf files in the drive to protect against other infections that may occers in the future. 
  • Vaccinate:Permanent solution for the shortcut virus. This option will create a new autorun.inf file in your removable drive. An autorun file handles the auto-starting of the drive. So, the newly created file will have protective measures to prevent the shortcut virus.
  • Repair:It is able to completely removing all traces of infection .It repairs the damaged files of your removable drives. This will help in the recovery of hidden files, registry entries, task manager, etc.
  • Back-Up: it still backup files and folder .AS an illustration ,deleted files are saved in the extension .vir in the qurantine folder: c:\ usbfix\qurantine. You can backup your files before running UsbFix to revert things back later if something goes wrong.

How To Use UsbFix Software

After a few days, when you start finding all your connected devices full of shortcuts, it then comes to our understanding that this has gone through our reach. At this moment, dealing with that virus looks quite complicated; sometimes even impossible! but now it is not impossible with usbfix tool follow below given steps and remove permanently virus from your stick. 

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Step:1) First of all you will need to download usbFix tool on your pc you can download it from below given link 
Download USBFIX. 
Step:2) After than downloading simply install it like others software by just click install>install> and done!

Step:3) now i assuming that you properly install usbFix software on your pc now  simply this time  Connect your external data source to your pc like USB keys/Pendrive/External HDD drive which contains the shortcut virus.

Remember:After inserting your pendrive in your pc don't open it .
Step:4) After that open and run usbfix tool and Click on “clean“ button  On clicking it, the process to remove shortcut virus will start. while cleaning ,you will loose access to your desktop ,but this is normal don't worry.

Step:5) When the process is start all infected elements are displayed like below figure

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Step:6) After that cleaning is over ,you will be suggested to donate the author ,EI Desaparecido  but here donation is not compulsory you may click on yes or no button it is your choice friends

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Step:7) Now It will then ask you to restart your PC simply restart your computer.
And that's it friends your pendrive is free from all type of infections.

If you want to more tutorial on usbFix tool and how to use its all feature visit it official site from here
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B) How Easily Kill USB Shortcut Virus With VBScript File In Less Then 1 Minute

Everybody likes music, so many people are downloading music albums or collages from untrusted sources be they illegal torrents containing copyrighted material, P2P networks or files hosting websites. After downloading and unpacking the archive we can see the folder is containing more files .Shortcut Virus gets dangerous when it starts multiplying on your PC creating shortcuts everywhere.To prevent this before it happens, here’s the another solution:A VBScript File coded to scan all infected drives, find out the virus and delete it.

And all these things are done within 30 seconds.According to microsoft VBScript ("Visual Basic Scripting Edition") is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It is designed as a "lightweight" language with a fast interpreter for use in a wide variety of Microsoft environments. 

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Lets Know How To Use VB Script For Remove Shortcut Virus From Pendrive

Step:1) First of all you will need to download a VB script called Amvo virus Vbscript from below given link
Download Amvo Virus VBScript
Step:2) After downloading Vbscript from above given link simply run it by just tapping two times ,It’ll automatically start doing things on it’s own.

Step:3) When you run it A dialog box will pop up, asking you to click “OK” and again it will disappear for some moments, appear again. The same procedure for about 4-5 times.

Done! all the thing is done automatically it remove all the virus from your USB

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C) How To Remove Shortcut Virus Using CMD From Infected Pendrive

If above given two method not work for you don't worry always try to do something new to complete our task so here is another method to remove shortcuts virus by helping just preinstalled command prompt or cmd .The basic idea about how virus perform ,Shortcut Viruses once entered in your PC, is then difficult to remove. It may inject into any of the files and create shortcuts sometime software are also not so active to determine where it store or not .

By the way whenever software not work properly or complete its task then i am always  trying to solve our problems  manualally ,am i right friends?.So, here’s another way to do it: Removing Shortcut Virus using CMD follow below provided steps carefully and step by step .

Procedure TO Remove Shortcut Virus Using CMD

Step:1) First of all you will need to connect your USB drive in your PC.

Step:2) After that you will need to use cmd if you don't know how to open command prompt (cmd ) simply follow this Open Start Menu –> Run. (To open run dialog, you can alternatively type “Win+R“). In the Run dialog box, type “cmd“ and hit enter.A black screen will come that is your command prompt .

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Step: 3) Read this step carefully even a single letter what i am trying to say you ,simply Copy the below given any one code and paste it into CMD and hit enter button of your keyboard
ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D G:*.*
Important Note: There is one space between
ATTRIB and " - "
H and " - "
R and " - "
S and " / "
D and G
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ATTRIB G:*.* /D /S -H -R -S
Important Note: There is one space between
* and  /
D and /
S and -
H and -
R and -

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Note: You’ll need to change the “G” letter of the code to your Pen Drive’s letter. G was just an assumption (for the above example.)
Step:4) After click enter button your system automatically remove all type of virus from your pendrive and you get your USB fress.

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D) Use A Bat File Is An Executable File Which Contains Some Pre-Written Script For Remove Shorcuts Virus

If you guys don't know about what actually .BAT file don't worry here i trying to give you each and everything related to topic So basically A batch file is a kind of script file in DOS, OS/2 and Windows. It consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command line interpreter, stored in a plain text file and nothing else .

I have mentioned simple steps to remove shortcut virus from your PC by creating a BAT file and executing it. You do not need any extra tools to create a BAT file but just a Windows machine and notepad. This method is not very popular, however if the above two methods that I have mentioned does not work then you can give a try by using this method to remove shortcut virus from your PC or pendrive/memory card.

Follow Simple STEPS TO CREATE A .BAT FILE AND REMOVE shorcut virus

Step:1) first of all you will need to  make a notepad file so simply open your  Notepad.

Step:2) After that guys Paste the below given code in notepad screen and save it as with a .bat extension (In case if you don't know how to save notepad file simply click on File>>save as>>that's it )
        @echo off
        attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d G:*.*

        attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d G:*.*

        attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d G:*.*
       @echo complete

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Note:Replace letter “G” with the Drive letter of infected removable drive at every instance.

Step:3) When you sucessfully make A.bat file just double click on it and it autonatically execute and kill all the virus of your pendrive.

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E) Removing Shortcut Virus From Registry

According to wikipedia  The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system and for applications that opt to use the Registry. The kernel, device drivers, services, Security Accounts Manager (SAM), and user interface can all use the Registry

So here i am show you how you delete all type of virus from your registry


Step:1) first of all  Open “Task Manager” by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Step:2) After that click on the “Processes” tab, and find “Wscript.exe“. If you find it, select it and then click “End Processes".

Step:3) Then Open “Run” dialog box by pressing Win + R key (In windows) ,and  type “regedit“ in the run box and hit enter button . This will open the Registry Editor.

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Step:4) After that Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run“. Here, look for a registry key named “odwcamszas“, right click on it and Delete it.
Note:This doesn’t always have to be the case. If you find the virus during the steps, then the shortcut virus has affected the registry and you must follow the steps above. If not found, skip this step.
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F) How To Config Tweaking To Remove Shortcut Virus!

Here i am not going to use any type of 3rd party software or tool for through out the infected virus .Instead of any software here we use some Tweaking configuration which is an alternative in which, instead of using software, search for virus and remove it.So, following the below steps, if you identify the virus, you can directly remove it.


Step:1) Very first you need to Open the Run box (by pressing window+R key ) and type  “%temp%“ in the run box, This will open the Temporary Files folder.


Step:2) After that Search in that folder for “nkvasyoxww.vbs“. If found, delete it.

Step:3) Now  Again, open the Run box and type in “msconfig“. Go to Startup Tab, disable “nkvasyoxww.vbs” from there. (In Windows 8, open Task Manager, go to Startup tab, and disable “nkvasyoxww.vbs“)
Note:Again, chances are there, that you might not find the given processes and entries. In such situations, skip this step and move onto next one.
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G) Shortcut Virus Remover – A Removal Tool to Get Rid of Shortcut Virus

Shortcut Virus Remover is another powerful tool to remove the shortcut virus easily.Shortcut Virus Remover is a portable virus remover application. It will remover your shortcut virus from your Pen drivers. It removes .vbs shortcut virus .inf infected files and clear your shortcut virus and recover original file from viruses. It just a 1MB app .The Shortcut virus is a type of malware, common with pen drives. 

The symptoms that indicate its presence on a removable memory drive are that all the folders are converted into shortcuts. Opening them gains you access to the contents, however, it can easily spread to any system that gets in contact with the respective drive.Using this software is quite easy. Follow the on-screen instructions and you’re done!you can download it from below given link.

Download Shortcut Virus Remover 

Hint:  you can also check Other freewares like Free Shortcut Remover  and Shortcut Virus Fixer  are also worth trying.

Different methods given above are in respect to the different situations. You should give a first try to USB FIX, and if it doesn’t works well in your case, only then, move onto another one.

How to Prevent Future Injections Of Shortcut Virus?

The famous proverb “Prevention is better than cure” holds true in this case well. And yes, it’s always better to protect yourself from shortcut virus instead of later banging head on the desk becoming helpless.So keep in mind open because in these time there are lot of virus playing with computers or full system we can say.It’s quite easy for a virus to get injected and hundred times harder to remove it!This is what I’m trying to convince you about right from the beginning of this article!

So, let’s start with the best ways to tackle future virus injections:
  • Using an antivirus: If you are on a low budget or don’t want to spend for an antivirus, there are excellent freewares out there like Avast , AVG , etc.
  • Using an anti-malware: A malware can be more destructive than a virus. Some antiviruses already contain anti-malware, but if not, you can try Malware Bytes.
  • Turning off Autorun for USB Drives: When there’s shortcut virus present in your USB Drive, autorun can spread that virus all over your PC. Thus, it’s always better to turn off autorun. If you want to know how to turn off autorun, here’s an article from Redmondpie to do it easily.

Over To You

Manual removal of pen drive viruses may be difficult, as the removal process requires knowledge of the operating system command prompt. In addition, different versions of this malware rename and relocate various file components. If not performed properly, your system and data in pendrive might experience permanent damage. we highly recommend you use a good virus remover to automatically detect and remove virus on pen drives.
When your folders go missing on your computer or your storage device, or simply created shortcuts in each of them, then they are infected with a virus.

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