Computer Virus are the threats for computer it harms your computer in one or many way. It makes your system slow or steals and stores your data to their server but this time I are talking about Shortcut Virus, a new modern virus automatically comes in your computer/USB/SD card and converts all of your content into a shortcut. Sometime this virus makes you content invisible (not showing) and storage showing still full.
Here I am going to share the method to remove the shortcut virus and make your all content visible. There are two methods for that
Method 1:- Using command prompt
The explanation of the above code:
Attrib specifies the attribute (as you might have guessed it)
-H is to unhide all the files on Flash Drive (which were hidden as shortcuts due to the virus)
-R is to create the files in your Pen Drive (recreate the shortcut files retrieving the original contents)
-S makes all the file on your USB drive not to be the part of system again (which makes it easy to do the process)
F is the Assumed USB Drive’s Letter (you’ll have to change it according to your Pen Drive)
Method:- 2 Using software
I found some software on the web that can easily fix the shortcut virus problem. I’m using USB Fix for this tutorial because it works great and it is absolutely free. Follow the steps below to remove shortcut virus using USB Fix software:
4.Wait.. And virus from all connected USBs goes automatically fix.
It automatically cleans the shortcut virus from all USBs and don’t forget to restart your computer after using this tool because it makes changes in windows directory and until you restart your computer, it will not work properly.