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Windows 7: MY HDD has shortcut virus and i can't remove it

17 Feb 2015   #1

MY HDD has shortcut virus and i can't remove it

Hi, How are you all ? I have a problem with my Portable Hard Drive and I hope to find a solution here. Yesterday I opened my Hdd and I found all files became shortcuts so I searched on google for solution and I knew that itís shortcut virus and I tried to fix my Hdd with cmd but it failed as I deleted the files of trash and config files and shortcuts and when I put another files the shortcuts appears again so please Help me

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17 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium


Consider using the tool UsbFix:

It can detect and remove infections found on removable devices such as an external hard drive.
Download UsbFix

Press: Download UsbFix Windows Installer- 3.73 MB | version: 7.812

Next, please, temporarily disable your antivirus software so it does not interfere with the running of USBFix.

Next, right-click the downloaded USBFix file and select: Run as Administrator

Connect the external hard drive to your PC, turn it on (if powered), but, do not open it.
At the main console of USBFix, press: Listing

Once a scan is completed, a report is generated. It is normally found at C:\USBFix\Log
Please post the Listing report in your reply.

Once again, run USBFix as Administrator, but, this time, press: Research
Also post the Research report in your reply.
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18 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi roshdino,

Welcome to SevenForums.

You have come to the right place and it has caught the attention of the right person.

Go with cottonball and cleanse your PC of the root cause hiding in it. The annihilator is in action.:)
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22 Feb 2015   #4

Primary OS: Archlinux with Kde-Plasma5 x86-64. Secondary OS: Windows 8.1 x64. UEFI Setup.

Hello Roshdino,

First of:

And do not input any other storage device cause those will also be infected.
If you have the shortcut trojan, do not open the drive through my computer, instead right-click on drive and use explore:

Can you show us the contents of 'Autorun.inf':

If you can not see it, please unhide hidden folders and files:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

The shortcut trojan spreads by being executed through 'autorun.inf', also it hides files and folders and puts a shortcut to the file pointing to the real file and the trojan, so never click on any shortcut.
How to Remove Shortcut Virus in PC and Flash Drive — Techchore

Good luck ^^.
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28 Sep 2015   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64

I know that this thread has become old now, but still, if anyone else is suffering with this problem, here's a nice-detailed guide from techpctricks which shows 6 different ways to remove shortcut virus: 6 Powerful Tricks to Remove Shortcut Virus from USB Drive

Hope it helps :)
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