Hello, today you are going to learn a how to solve a common issue which we face while using our Shortcut virus is a type of virus which creates the clone of all the files and folders in your system. Learn here how to remove shortcut virus in windows 10/7/8/8.1. Almost every internet user must have experienced This problem. some may say these are eventually left by someone on the internet and some may say This is just a small software program which was downloaded from the internet.
you can remove shortcut virus in windows by using either the command prompt or by using Windows defender which was previously called Microsoft security essentials in windows 7.
How to Remove Shortcut Virus?
Removing Shortcut virus using command prompt in windows 8
if you want to remove shortcut virus in windows using command prompt then you need to follow these simple steps
first of all, you need to open the command prompt by opening run option (windows+r) after opening run you need to type cmd then that will open up your command line prompt. you can also open the command prompt by clicking on start and then selecting cmd after opening the command prompt just type the command
attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d drive letter:*.*
where – stands for clear
h stands for hidden file attribute
r stands for the read-only attribute
a stands for archive file attribute
/s process matching files in all the current and subfolders
/d stands for process all the folders
drive letter stands for the drive which you want to remove the virus
for example if I have shortcut virus in the drive f then I should type attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d f:*.*
if you press the same command and hit the enter button then all the virus files in that drive will be highlighted or shown up. This is the same answer for How to remove shortcut virus from pen drive. After proceeding the above steps, if you got files, then just delete them.