How To Remove Shortcut Virus From Your Computer

The shortcut virus is a very common computer virus that hides your files and changes them with shortcuts with the same file name. When you click on the shortcuts, the virus replicates itself and additional infects your drive. The shortcut virus usually come in your drive via running a .exe file that limited the virus or from using a flash drive on multiple computers.

Lets decryptinfo how to clean shortcut virus from computer

Method 1: Clean up and remove the Shortcut Virus by CMD

1. Click on Start and select Run;


2. Type: CMD and Press Enter to open Command Prompt;


3. Type the drive letter of your hard drive partition in the Computer or USB flash drive and hit Enter; (d drive for example.)

4. Type: attrib d:. /d /s -h -r -s and hit Enter.


Now You’ll be able to see your files and data on Windows PC or USB flash drive now.

Method 2: Cleanup Shortcut Virus with Shortcut Virus Remover or Anti-virus Software

For double check you can download and install anti-virus software to clean up all shortcut virus from any Windows computer and USB etc external storage devices. Here below you’ll see a list of anti-virus software and tools

Method 3: Delete/Wipe Shortcut Virus from Registry

  1. Press Win+R and type: regedit to enter the registry;
  2. Navigate to HKEYCURRENTUSER > Click on Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Click Run;registry_decryptinfo
  3. Press Win + R, type: msconfig > Click OK;msconfig_decryptinfo
  4. In Startup, uncheck everything except for the anti-virus software.
  5. Click OK > Click Restart now.

Method 4: Remove It By .bat File

  1. Open notepad
  2. Copy & paste  below given  code

                               @echo off 

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

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

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

                                @echo complete

  1. Save the file with remove virus.bat
  2. “Now replace the drivename with infected drive name, if you have more than 3 drive simply copy and paste the command”
  3. Now simply close the file and run it.
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