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Windows 7: Thousands of EXE's and Shortcuts

27 Jul 2010   #1
mimrah

Windows 7
 
 
Thousands of EXE's and Shortcuts

I inserted my External HDD to a computer away from home and now its fille with thousands of EXE's and Shortcuts

i have successfully deleted the 4065 exe files by doind a search for exe files and then sorting them to file size, the exe's had the same folder icon so i had deleted them

my problem now is there are twice the amount of shortcuts in the hard drive and i can never delete them as they each have a unique name of the folder they belong to please help! is there a free shortcut remover that can help me?


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27 Jul 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

welcome,.,

that's notice a virus..try CCleaner..
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27 Jul 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

First and foremost, run a full scan with your antivirus to eliminate the possibility of an infection, then let us know the outcome...
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27 Jul 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

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27 Jul 2010   #5
mimrah

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the look at this thread

i searched for all files made on a specific date and found all the shortcuts! i deleted them! YAY! oh, and i already did the virus check, they were just empty shortcuts
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27 Jul 2010   #6
ryo

 
 

notice to you..always scan before you plug in a device.
and do a backup if you think that's the file is important.
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27 Jul 2010   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad you were able to sort it out!
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27 Jul 2010   #8
mimrah

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
notice to you..always scan before you plug in a device.
and do a backup if you think that's the file is important.

i actually plugged in the HDD to install an antivirus
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27 Jul 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

it's mean the hdd external, it's save a software and also your file?

just be carefull on it.
i think if you have a important files..you should to do a backup. we do know when the hdd can be crash or something.
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