How to Remove Shortcut Virus: 9 Powerful & Easy Tweaks!

December 5, 2015
Remove USB Shortcut Virus
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One of the most common questions asked is: How to Remove Shortcut Virus?

Every one of us has experienced the Shortcut Virus atleast once in our lifetime. Actually, it has become so common that people often overlook and underestimate it. In the beginning, it looks like nothing problematic has happened to be worried about. Afterall, it’s just a shortcut file.

But it starts becoming worse:

As soon as days start passing after the shortcut virus initially enters in, you’ll start finding almost all of your files, folder and drives turning into shortcuts, which shows that the shortcut virus is spreading furthermore.

Shortcut virus, once entered, tries to conquer every file on the device. So, the best possible remedy is to take quick preventive actions as soon as you spot it.

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  • Reply Sriram B August 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Easy step by step guide thanks

  • Reply prasadkota August 24, 2016 at 3:19 am

    sir my pc attacked in short cut folder virus all solutions is tried but pc on position only worked after shutdown to restart pc the virus is samely in pc. so please help me paremently removed to short cut folder virus

    • Reply Dhruv December 31, 2016 at 10:10 am

      You should first use the command prompt method…then go to my computer and in the search box type “shortcut”. If u find any suspicious shortcut style files like u have a document “project” in docx form and its now showing in shortcut form then delete it(dont delete any useful c drive Files like the “shortcut creating file”)
      Then again use the command prompt method to each any every drives as fast as possible and vòilà!

    • Reply chatur February 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Method #5 was best for my usb.

  • Reply himanshu September 3, 2016 at 2:32 am

    My NetProtector 2016 removes these viruses without difficulty…even Kaspersky IS 2016 works…

    • Reply Simon September 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      KIS 2016 is unable to do it…

    • Reply Dhruv December 31, 2016 at 10:11 am

      It might say tht the virus is gone but few of the virus files are actually still there

  • Reply Mohammad Belal September 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    When activating the fixfolder.vbs from method #2 I get an error:

    “Permission denied”
    Error code: 800A0046

  • Reply tfort September 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Great steps to remove shortcut virus. Thanks for the share

  • Reply Nishank October 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    winrar method is awesome i dont think anyone didnt have winrar and its super easy

  • Reply alexx October 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    help me, when i open the app it say “new version update”
    then when i click the free thingy it says enter your poassword. when can i get the pass? help me please 🙁 thankyou

  • Reply israfil October 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you.
    usbshow delete shortcut virus program. Show your files.

    You can download the program from the

  • Reply Pedro November 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    In the 2nd step oh the 7th tweak, you never wrote the name of the .exe process to end!!!

  • Reply eganan November 11, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Consider it done, thankyouuuuuu 😀

  • Reply John November 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I used my method 5 but it says “Access denied – C: \ xxxx \ xxx”

  • Reply MUKESH MAJUMDER November 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Very useful article. thanks to share with it. Same thing happen… Method 5 has some problem, maybe…

  • Reply Ramy Alfred November 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks a lot for this! USB Fix did the job!

  • Reply Partha December 1, 2016 at 7:32 am

    In my laptop I am usiing Windows7. Most of the time I left click my mouse, it says, “Do you want to delete the Computer icon (or any other file/folder name) from your computer? To restore it later, go to personalization in Control Panel.” Even though I click NO button, it appers again. I have scanned all files & ran a boot-time scan, but no solution till now! Meanwhile I have lost around 23GB memory from my D drive. 🙁

  • Reply Shakil Kashar December 28, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Just right click ok the USB drive go to properties and then Tools run Check now and start your all files will b back it works best

  • Reply Manraj Singh January 3, 2017 at 9:07 am

    3 it is easy to use for me

  • Reply MB January 9, 2017 at 6:48 am

    THank you ssoooooo very much .

  • Reply Tech Toogle January 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

    thankssss bro helped me a lot 🙂

  • Reply Andrew January 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I went through this video to remove shortcut virus from my USB drive.

  • Reply rein January 24, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I did most of the above and was able to retrieve my files but drive.bat virus somehow still gets revived even after i format my flashdrives. Also, i bought new flashdrives but they just got infected the moment i inserted them on my laptop.

  • Reply Emrys arcy February 3, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Am using Dell insp win10 but it keeps on creating un necessary shortcut and on the desktop it created a desktop shortcut and when I put in external HDD and a flash it creates a recyclebin and systems volume information. HOW DO I RESOLVE THAT PROBLEM

  • Reply Indika February 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve been trying to escape from this issue since last November .Tried various suggestions in the Net but failed . Finally found this You tube video & followed step by step . Was able to remove the Virus from my PC & Pen as well . Try this link -it works 100% but it takes half an hour for the entire process ->

  • Reply intech bound March 9, 2017 at 6:56 am

    sir how solve shortcut virus by using cmd

  • Reply MUKESH MAJUMDER March 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Awesome article, one of the helpful article that i found on internet, thanks alot to share it. Actually I following your blog from last few days, nice design.

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