How to Remove Shortcut Virus in PC and Flash Drive
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How to Remove Shortcut Virus in PC and Flash Drive
I.C. Tiempo December 19, 2014 68 Comments
How to Remove Shortcut Virus Ultimate Guide
How to remove shortcut virus? I receive so many complaints about this shortcut v
irus. How it affects every precious file that we value the most. If your file is
infected by it, it will be hidden and inaccessible until at some point that it
becomes corrupted and unusable. Not good, right?
In response to that, I created this ultimate guide on how to remove shortcut vir
us and other important things that you need to know about this virus. To make yo
u aware about it and be able to protect your devices against it. So let’s start wi
th its types…
Recommended reading: 7 Signs of Virus infected flashrive
Shortcut virus has two variations; the most common is Flash drive Shortcut virus
, then the File and Folder Shortcut virus.
File and Folder Shortcut Virus
How to remove shortcut-virus
This shortcut virus replicates your files and folders, hide and replace it with
shortcuts.exe. This is a combination of Trojan and Worm. The bad thing about thi
s shortcut virus, it will leave you no options but to click it in order to open
your files and folders. Then after executing it, the virus starts to duplicate i
tself and install malicious software that monitors your computing habit and wors
t, steal your important data and credit card information.
Flash Drive Shortcut Virus
How to remove SHORTCUT VIRUS
This is purely Trojan; it consolidates every file in your portable devices and p
ut it into one hidden folder. Then, it creates a Flash Disk shortcut.exe. Like t
he file and a folder shortcut virus, it will give you no choices but to click it
to see your files. Once executed, it installs malicious applications that spy y
our computing routine and most probably steal your financial records if not dete
First Aide
Unfortunately, not all antivirus can detect shortcut virus. So, the best thing y
ou can do, is to make-it-a-habit not to open your portable devices or hard drive
via autorun or from “my computer”. Here’s the complete Shortcut virus First Aide to d
o lists;
Do not open your Flash Drive via autorun and from My Computer.
Open your Flash Drive and Hard Disk by right-clicking it, then click explore
or type its drive letter in the windows address bar to prevent any script from
Follow the instruction here how to unhide Files hidden by the virus, to see
the real files which are hidden by shortcut virus and to avoid executing it.

The above steps are designed to prevent shortcut virus from infecting your compu
ter. It will also help you distinguish the real file from the virus-made files.
As what I have said earlier, even prominent antivirus failed to catch shortcut v
irus. Nonetheless, I will be sharing you 3 methods to remove it, follow the guid
e below;
How to remove shortcut virus using shortcut virus remover tools – Method 1?
Download these two tools, namely: Trojorm Removal Tool and Shortcut virus fixfol
der, click here.
Now, after downloading the shortcut virus remover tools above, extract it using
winrar or any other file decompressor. Then run the “Trojorm Removal tool” first, ma
ke sure that you run it inside your flash drive, wait until the scan is complete
and press enter. Next, copy the Shortcut Virus fix folder, paste it inside your
flash drive or external drive. Then, open it via right-click, choose “open with” an
d select “notepad”. Look for the H:, change it according to your Flash Drive’s letter
(ex. E:, F:, G: and so on).
How to remove Shortcut Virus
When you are done editing, save it. Now double click the vbs file or open it via
right-click, choose “Windows Based Script Host”. . .after running the script, short
cut virus must be gone and your files are now visible.
How to remove Shortcut Virus on Flash Drive
How to remove Shortcut virus using command prompt/CMD? – Method 2

You should proceed this method if the first one doesn’t work. This involves a “comm
and prompt”. Now click “start”, “run”, “type cmd” “type the drive letter of your flash driv
external hardisk and a colon after it “eg F:” Once done type this attribute “attrib f:
*.* /d /s -h -r -s”. You should see your files now and Shortcut Virus must be remo
How to remove Shortcut Virus using cmd
Please take note the f: after the attrib, change it with your flash disk drive l
etter; if your flash drive, drive letter is e: then change it with e:.
Video Tutorial
This Shortcut virus removal video tutorial, is an answer to all emails, requesti
ng me to make a video tutorial of this post. It will be the best solution for th
ose who are fond or more comfortable on video tutorial. In this tutorial also, y
ou will learn the two types of shortcut virus. It is all in one Shortcut Virus r
emoval How-to.
Shortcut Virus Remover
Finally, if you followed the two methods above and still you see the shortcuts,
use this shortcut virus remover to remove those shortcuts remnants.
HFV Shortcut Virus Remover Tools
HFV Shortcut Virus remover
Download: HFV HFV Hidden Folder Virus is my favorite shortcut virus remover. It
is easy to use and you don’t need to install it in your system because it works as
a standalone application. If run in the first time, it will prompt you to enter
your desired password. HFV can disinfect and remove shortcut virus both from in
ternal and portable devices. To clean your Hard Drive, Folder, Files or Portable
device just simply click the “ADD” or “BROWSE”, select the desired drive, folder or fil
e, then choose the “Delete Virus” after that click “Unhide Files” to recover your files
. That’s how easy HFV removes shortcut virus.
How to prevent shortcut virus from coming back?
Install HFV or SmadAV as your primary defense and a good antivirus plus it with
Malwarebytes to complete your solid protection. Your comments and suggestions ar
e highly appreciated to improve this How to Remove Shortcut Virus Tutorial. Spea
k up your mind in the comment box below.

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