About Shortcut Virus
When connected to a PC, the attacked volume will be shown in the file hierarchy of the system in the form of a shortcut which is just a few KB large. The information, similarly, will be in the form of shortcuts as compared to the original file. The bug is a Visual Basic script (VBS) file, which does a couple of disruptive things when implemented, apart from the activity of the shortcut related virus. It drops or creates duplicate copies of itself in the attacked operating system at specific locations, specifically the temporary folder files, the registry and the startup configuration. In this way, when the computer is booted up, the virus or malware gets automatically executed, searches for plugged in removable devices, and then distort representation of file thereof. This then might trigger identity theft as well as unfriendly outcomes.
How to remove shortcut virus from pen with Command prompt
Press START -> RUN -> type cmd, open run as administrator.
My pen drive path is “I:“,
After open CMD, select your pen drive path letter and press “enter“.
Now simply Copy and paste the below Code in the CMD. After past code press “enter” key
“attrib -r -a -s -h /s /d”
You are done! Now check your flash drive.
Attrib Attributes here. If you want, you can remove shortcut virus with small software.