We use computer in our daily life for various purposes like education, entertainment, online shopping and our various routine tasks. We use internet and share data with others. Internet is a huge source of virus and other malicious activities. So we need to protect our computer with a good Antivirus. As we wrote previously about good antivirus for PC. We store our valuable data on our computer. Also we share data with our friends, relative and in office for various tasks using USB drives and SD cards etc. But sometime when we share data with others using our external storage device, our device is infected by shortcut virus which make our data unreadable or corrupted. Even Sometimes we don’t able to format pendrive. So you need to implement the best possible way to format pendrive. In order to get our valuable data back we have to safely remove short virus from our USB drive. Here is the best possible technique to remove shortcut virus from pendrive and protect your data and device.
How To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pendrive. ?
Method 1. By Using Command Prompt.
- First of all plug you infected USB drive into your PC.
- Click on the start menu open the Run and then type cmd and hit enter.
3. Now copy the command below and paste it into your Command Prompt and hit enter.
ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D I:*.*
Replace the letter I with your drive letter.
Attrib represents the attributes of drive.
-H shows the all hidden files in our USB drive.
-R recreate the files on our storage device.
-S broken the link of files from system.
After getting your data back it is recommended you to backup our data and after formatting paste your data again your USB drive.
Method 2 By Using Smadav Antivirus.
It is one of the best option to remove the shortcut virus from our USB drive. It is a light weight software tool with awesome interface and easy to use controls. After plug in our USB drive it easily detect our flash drive and start scanning it. It is also a good tool to show our hidden files. We can easily remove the shortcut, autorun from our hard drive our USB drive.
Step To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pendrive.
- First of all you have to download and install the antivirus from the button below.
2. Plugin your USB drive into our computer.
3. After plugin it will automatically start scanning our drive.
4. After scanning it will generate the list of infected files and hidden file.
5. We can easily select all files and delete them from our system.
Method 3:- By Using Winrar.
We know you may thinking about data compressing. Winrar is good tool to remove a short virus from our USB or flash drive. It is a powerful file compressor which has a capability of viewing the files which are infected by short cut virus. It is a light weight multipurpose tool with awesome interface and graphics.
Steps To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pendrive.
- If you have never installed WinRAR tool then download it from the button below.
2. First of all plugin our infected USB drive into our system.
3. Now open the WinRAR software by double clicking it.
4. From the WinRAR interface open our infected USB drive.
5. Now you will see all the file in your USB Drive. Press Ctrl+ A and select all the files.
6. Now Create a Winrar file by adding all the files to archive.
7. Now open our infected drive and copy the rar file to your hard drive. This way we have a backup of our USB Drive.
8. Now Format our Hard drive and paste the rar backup file to your USB drive. Now our USB drive is free from the Virus.
Method 4:- By Using USB Disk Security.
USB Disk Security is one of the powerful Utility program which can easily protect our USB drive from the malicious activities and many types of virus like Trojan horse, shortcut virus etc. We can also protect our drive with password using this tool. It is a light weight software with easy to use interface. We can also get information about auto start programs.
- Download and install the USB disk security by clicking the button below.
2. Now plugin your infected USB drive. It is a smart USB protector which can automatically detect and delete the short virus from our drive.
Method 5:- By Using USB Fix.
USB Fix is a light weight utility program which is used to remove the shortcut virus from our USB and fix USB drive problems. It has simple interface and easy to use tool which is compatible with all version of Windows.
- First of all download and install the USB Fix on your Computer.
2. You have to save your work and close all your running tasks before running it because it automatically close all the software before scanning the computer.
3. Now Plugin the USB drive and click on the clean Button.
4. It will clean all our connected USB drive and remove all the shortcut virus automatically. Take a restart after using this tool.
These are best possible ways to remove shortcut virus from pendrive. In case you know any best method which is missing let us know.