Wednesday, 4 February 2015

How to Manually Remove The Shortcut Virus from a PC

ow to Manually Remove The Shortcut Virus

The shortcut virus is one of the worst nightmares that many people face on their computers, this virus damages file by turning them into shortcuts reducing the performance of the files. This virus is actually not any type of spyware but it is designed to destroy or turn  your PC files and also the files on your company flash drive into shortcuts, this virus affects the Pen drive , USB , Hard disk , Computer system and Windows.

This virus is can be easily be removed by using an antivirus that has a been updated to at least a 2010 version whereby this virus was discovered. It might happen that your are not the administrator of the PC that you are using , or maybe you are using a company PC which does not allow you to install programs like an antivirus then you will need to remove the shortcut virus the normal way  which will need you to edit some commands on your PC.
How to remove a shortcut virus

Before manually removing the virus from your computer it is very important that you know how the virus works and from there it can be removed successfully .
The best way to remove this virus is simply by editing the PC  CMD ( Command ) in which I will show below.

Step 1

Press Start  and select run

Step 2

type cmd on your keyboard a press enter/ ok .

Step 3

you will see a dark text box and in that text box you will have paste the this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:*.*


Step 4

Press enter and the command will be saved on your computer and files will start appearing the way they are, and the shortcut virus will no longer affect your files.

NB: If you are using a windows 8, 9 and 10 software then you will have to simply open the command prompt by pressing Start ==> type "run" and press Enter and then a box like the one below will open and you will type "cmd" which will open the command prompt and there you will paste the code and press enter to save it.

I hope that it worked very well on your PC , I have used this trick to help a friend with his company pc as it was damaged and it showed a very good improvement and I am really happy about the way it worked. If you are having problems please leave them in the comments box and I will address you and if it worked very well, then will like to hear about how you removed the shortcut virus from your computer.

Sifiso Nkwanyana

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