How to Remove Shortcut Virus from Pendrive/usb/pc/laptop/HDD/win 7/8/8.1/10 All Methods

How to Remove Shortcut Virus from pendrive/usb/pc/laptop/win 7/8/8.1/10 All Methods
shortcut virus


As you’re on this page surely you encounterd shoertcut virus problem as it is combination of modern coding techniques and dangerous minds it cannot be removed by your so called antivirus softwares or programs.surely once in a life we are all faced this shortcut virus problem this shows problems of modern world.I will not waste your precious time so we see all possible way’s to permanently  Remove Shortcut Virus from pendrive/usb/flash drive/pc/laptop/win 7/8/8.1/10.
These methods are powerfull but easy to execute.

Types of shortcut virus 

This classification is based on devices which this virus infects
how to remove shortcut virus from files and folde in windows pc
files and folder shortcut virus

 As soon as your windows pc is infected to shortcut virus it will convert all your files and folders into shortcuts.This can be prevented by having regularly updated antivrus program.Don’t click on shortcuts as soon as you click on that it will multiply and malicious scripts will be infected to your pc.


pendrive shortcut virus

 Pendrives are things we use on daily basis for sharing media files.
Pen drive, memory cards or flash drive shortcut virus are trojan and can cause a very serious harm with your computer. It is good to use  regularly updated antivirus in your PC/laptop.
It infects each file and folder in your removable drives and put them in one hidden folder and creates a shortcut executable file (.exe) of your removable drive with the same icon and name. It will leave no other option other than clickin on it and once you will click on it, it will execute malicious programs/scripts in your PC to steal your personal information and other secure data and used to spy your activities.

IF you’re on fire or on horse you want to quickly view/copy/paste there is a simple trick to view all files on that drive which i will be disclosing at the end of this article.

All Top/best easy Methods to remove Shortcut virus permenetly from Pendrive/pc/usb

:How To Remove Shortcut Virus Using CMD?

It’s your wish if you don’t want to install any freeware to remove shortcut virus.You can remove virus using cmd also if you are not an computer genius.

Steps Remove Shortcut Virus Using CMD

  • Open command prompt (CMD). (Go to Run > type CMD > press Enter ) or directly as admin.
  • choose drive letter you want to remove virus from that drive ex.f
  • Now type: attrib f:*.* /d /s -h -r -s  (Replace f: with the drive name of your drive)
  • see below pic for reference.
how to remove shortcut virus using cmd from pc/pendrive

Remove Shortcut Virus Using Shortcut Virus Remover Tool/softwares

User-Friendly Freeware to Flush Off Viruses from USB,Pendrive, HDD & PC.Below is the list of software or tools to remove shortcut virus as if you don’t want to waste your time or dont want to use complicated methods then it’s your turn now download following any one tool and remove the virus and you’re done.It is the easiet way to remove shortcut virus.
  1. USB FIX

IT IS THE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WAY OF REMOVING SHORTCUT VIRUS WITH OVER  5MILLION+ USERS.This also bitdefender antivirus partner so don’t worry download this tiny(4mb) tool to remove shortcut virus.

Steps to remove shortcut virus from ps,pendrive,usb,laptop,hdd:
usb fix
  1. download the usb fix from this link
  2. select the drive you wan’t to fix
  3. run usb fix as admin
  4. press scan and delete and you’re done
other softwares to remove shortvirus

Steps to Remove USB Shortcut Virus with PC Tweaking: 

  •  Open  “Task Manager” by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc. or  you can open it by Right Clicking on your Taskbar and then clicking on “Open Task Manager”.
  • There, go  to the Processes tab above, and find the string  “Wscript.exe”. If you find it there then click on it and then click “End Processes”.
  • Now open the “Run” dialog box (Win + R key), and type in “regedit”. This will open the Registry Editor.
  • Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run”. There, look for a registry key named “odwcamszas”, right click on it and Delete it.
“If you don’t find the character’s above then skip this method”

Remove Shortcut Virus By Creating BAT File:

If you are an computer geek then you’re gonna love this method.Every geek loves to play with BAT programming or BAT files as they are wonderfull things of technology.
Steps to remove shortcut virus from pc/laptop/usb using BAT FILE:
  • Open Notepad from your computer/laptop.
  • Type or copy the below code as it is on notepad.
@echo off

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

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

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

@echo complete
  • Make sure to replace Drive with your drive name. Eg: G:
  • Now click on Save AS by clicking on File tab in notepad and change the save as type to “All files(*.*)” from “Text documents” and rename it to SHORTCUTVIRUSREMOVER.bat and save it on your desktop.
  • Now close notepad and go to desktop and double click on that BAT file you saved on desktop.

All shortcut viruses from the respective drive will now be removed in couple of seconds and your original files will be back.

You successfully removed  shortcut virus from your drive.We hope this tutorial helped you.below are some tips to prevent from shortccut virus in future.


  • keep your antivirus updated
  • don’t download pirated softwares and game from pirated websites
  • dont use pirated antivirus programs.

And now what i have promised in first,

How to bypass shortcut virus to view files in that drive

  1. it is a simple trick to view your files in shortcut virus infected drive.
  2. now open the file explore of windows and now open the infected drive
  3. and in search bar press dot(.) and magic happens all files in that drive will be shown to you.
bypass shortcut virus to view files in that drive
 WE know how to successfully destoy shortcut virus from usb/pc/laptop/hdd/usb.we hope that this article helped share to your friends who suffering from this modern day virus.
Vithalreddy.M.B is the Editor of & with a focus on startups, Startup News, Business, and Technology.He is also an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, Technology Lover and Entrepreneur by choice.Started His first startup at 21.