Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to remove a short cut virus from your Flash drive or your Drive

If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in

hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1: 

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your flash drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your flash drive and also from drives.

Step 2: 

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your flash drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* 

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in Flash Drive.

Note:-  cmd it say's "access denied" 

Chances are, you have to run "cmd" as an administrator. When you click on the start menu, search for "cmd" in the search field, then right click and "run as administrator". Then use the same command (attrib ...) and it should work fine (other than not being able to change permissions for the "system volume information" directory). 

Make sure the original infected file gets deleted / quarantined or you may end up having the same issues later on.

Step 3: 

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck. Share it with your friends :)


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