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very reason why you are here. Another question that you might store?
ask is, I have an antivirus but how come I still got infected with
this shortcut virus? The short answer is, not all antivirus can Facebook not
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However, the good news its not that hard to remove. In less than
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virus from your computer by yourself. All you need is to follow your folders and
the step by step guide below. les hidden by
virus?
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What is Shortcut Virus?


File and Folder Shortcut virus.
Flash Drive Shortcut virus.
Shortcut virus rst aide (things you need to do before
removing shortcut virus).
How to remove shortcut virus easily in 4 clicks using shortcut
virus remover?
How to x shortcut virus using CMD/Command Prompt?
How to remove shortcut virus via registry?
How to remove shortcut virus eectively and permanently?
How to block and prevent shortcut virus?

WHAT IS SHORTCUT VIRUS


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FILE AND FOLDER SHORTCUT VIRUS

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This will replicate your les and folders, hide and replace it with
shortcuts.exe. This is a combination of Trojan and Worm. The bad
thing about this, it will leave you no options but to click it in order
to open your les and folders. Then after executing it, the virus
starts to duplicate itself and install malicious software that
monitors your computing habit and worst, steal your important
data and credit card information.

FLASH DRIVE SHORTCUT VIRUS

This is purely Trojan; it consolidates every le in your portable


devices and put it into one hidden folder. Then, it creates a Flash
Disk shortcut.exe. Like the le and a folder shortcut virus, it will
give you no choices but to click it to see your les. Once
executed, it installs malicious applications that spy your
computing routine and most probably steal your nancial
records if not detected.

SHORTCUT VIRUS FIRST AIDE


Unfortunately, as what I have said earlier, not all antivirus can


detect this type of virus. So, the best thing you can do, is to

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make-it-a-habit not to open your portable devices or hard drive


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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 running.

Follow the instruction here how to unhide Files hidden by the


virus, to see the real les which are hidden by shortcut virus
and to avoid executing it.

The above steps are designed to prevent shortcut virus from


infecting your computer. It will also help you distinguish the real
le from the virus-made les. As what I have said earlier, even
prominent antivirus failed to catch shortcut virus. Nonetheless, I
will be sharing you 3 methods to remove it, follow the guide
below;

HOW TO REMOVE SHORTCUT VIRUS


USING SHORTCUT VIRUS REMOVER
TOOLS METHOD 1?
Download these two tools, namely: Trojorm Removal Tool and
Shortcut virus xfolder

Now, after downloading the shortcut virus remover tools above,


extract it using winrar or any other le decompressor. Then run
the Trojorm Removal tool rst, make sure that you run it inside

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your ash drive, wait until the scan is complete and press enter.
Next, copy the Shortcut Virus x folder, paste it inside your ash
drive or external drive. Then, open it via right-click, choose open
with and select notepad. Look for the H:, change it according to
your Flash Drives letter (ex. E:, F:, G: and so on).

So, if you are done editing, save it. Now double click the vbs le
or open it via right-click, choose Windows Based Script Host. .
.after running the script, shortcut virus must be gone and your
les are now visible.

HOW TO REMOVE SHORTCUT


VIRUS USING COMMAND PROMPT/CMD?
METHOD 2
You should proceed this method if the rst one doesnt work.
This involves a command prompt. Now click start, run, type

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CMD type the drive letter of your ash drive or external hard
disk and a colon after it eg F: Once done type this attribute
attrib f:*.* /d /s -h -r -s. You should see your les now and
Shortcut Virus must be removed.

Please take note the f: after the attrib, change it with your ash
disk drive letter; if your ash drive, drive letter is e: then change it
with e:.

HOW TO REMOVE SHORTCUT VIRUS


FROM REGISTRY?
Please take note that this guide is for advance users only. I will
not be liable of whatever consequences that may take place
after following this guide on how to remove shortcut virus via
Registry. I am not trying to frighten you but one mistake may
aect your PCs normal operation.

Press the windows key + R, type regedit to enter the


registry.
Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software /
Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run. Normally, you
shouldnt see any key except the default as you can see in
the image below. Any key that is unusual such as WXCKYz,
OUzzckky and other that ends with VBS, INI, LNK and EXE
extension are safe to delete. However, this is a case to case
basis, do this in your own discretion. Besides you are the only
one who knows what software you install in your computer.

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Press the windows key + R again, type mscong click OK,


in Startup tab uncheck everything except your antivirus.
Click OK and Restart now.

SHORTCUT VIRUS REMOVER TOOLS AND


COMMAND PROMPT ACCESS DENIED
PROBLEM
Shortcut virus remover and CMD attrib command are two best
methods of removing shortcut virus ill-eects. However, in some
occasion using these methods returns an access denied error.
This problem is common on hard disk that uses NTFS this is rare
on Flash drives (FAT & FAT32).

Solutions:

1. In xfolder, see to it that you change the drive according to


your Flash drive and hard disk drive letter.
2. In the command prompt, make sure that you typed the
command correctly including the spaces.

What if you did everything right, from changing drive letter and
typing the attrib command accurately as it is and still receive the
access denied error?

Run chkdsk command using CMD. If you dont know how to


do it? Please visit this guide Windows detected a hard disk
problem.

HOW TO CLEAN, DELETE AND REMOVE


STUBBORN SHORTCUT VIRUS FROM

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EXTREMELY INFECTED PC, COMPUTER,


LAPTOP, NOTEBOOK AND OTHER
PORTABLE DEVICES PERMANENTLY?
You followed the shortcut virus remover guide above and found
it helpful. In fact, your shortcut virus problem is now solved.
However, after plugging again your Flash drive, external hard
drive (HDD) and SD card it became infected again. Why this
happen?

Reason: Your computer is extremely infected with shortcut virus.

Solutions: You should clean your PC rst and protect it before


inserting any of your storage devices. How?

Download RKill and run it. To stop any malicious processes


including shortcut virus.
Download RogueKiller and run it as well. To remove any
variants of trojans.
Download Malwarebytes , install, update and run a scan. For
more malware removal that RogueKiller might missed.
Install SmadAV Antivirus. A nishing touch, this also removes
shortcut virus and act as computer shield against it. Thus,
preventing future infections.

Note: Please do not restart your PC until you nished installing


SmadAV antivirus.

HOW TO REMOVE SHORTCUT VIRUS


VIDEO TUTORIAL
This Shortcut virus removal video tutorial, is an answer to all
emails, requesting me to make a video tutorial of this post. It will
be the best solution for those who are fond or more comfortable
on video tutorial. In this tutorial also, you will learn the two types
of shortcut virus. It is all in one Shortcut Virus removal How-to.

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Shortcut Virus Remover ultimate guide

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.

Download: HFV HFV Hidden Folder Virus is my favorite shortcut


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virus remover. It is easy to use and you dont need to install it in


your system because it works as a standalone application. If run
in the rst time, it will prompt you to enter your desired
password. HFV can disinfect and remove shortcut virus both

from internal 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 le, then choose
the Delete Virus after that click Unhide Files to recover your
les. Thats how easy HFV removes shortcut virus.

IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE OF


USING HFV, OTHER SHORTCUT VIRUS
REMOVER AND ALTERNATIVES ARE
GIVEN BELOW.
USBFix is a USB utility software designed primarily on Flash drive
or portable devices disinfection but also able to clean your
computer partitions. An installation is required to vaccinate your
PC or SD card, ash drive and external drives. The good thing
about USB Fix is its updated, they released the 2016 version
already. To remove shortcut virus simply click the vaccinate and
the rest is automatic.

Download USBFix here.

Shortcut Virus Remover v3.1 this is one of the most popular


shortcut virus remover on the web. Like HFV, you dont have to
install this. By double clicking shortcut virus remover 3.1, a pop
up box will appear, giving you two options. If you want to remove
shortcut virus from your pen drive, simply choose Pen Drive,
select the drive letter and click scan. However, if you want your
PC to be cleaned then select Computer then Scan.

Download Shortcut virus remover 3.1 here.

Shortcut Virus Remover BAT this is a BAT le, very light with just
3.6Kb yet eective in removing shortcut virus with just one click.

Download shortcut virus remover here.

HOW TO PREVENT SHORTCUT VIRUS


FROM COMING BACK?
Install HFV or SmadAV as your primary defense and a good
antivirus. Then do a weekly scan with Malwarebytes to complete
your solid protection. Your comments and suggestions are highly

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appreciated to improve this How to Remove Shortcut Virus


Tutorial. Speak up your mind in the comment box below.


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349 Comments
Jawad Saqib
The shortcut Virus is removed, but when I remove my USB and
than re-plug the USB, than Shortcut virus is create once again.
Im so tired!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Jawad, please read the shortcut virus remover
guide above carefully, everything is being taught
already, including on How to remove shortcut virus
that keeps coming back.
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Nurul

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Hi there ! I have run the cmd test but still dont work. It shows
that access is denied due to recycle bin error or something like
that. Is there any solution to it because I really really need to
recover my les. Thank you
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I.C Tiempo
Hello, if CMD solution did not solved your shortcut
virus issue, please try the recommended software
above.
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Cindy
Excellent article, xed my Dads problems thank you!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Cindy . Am glad that you are
able to solved your Dads shortcut virus problems
with this Shortcut virus remover guide.
Reply

Olai
This really helps me.
Ive recovered my les, virus keeps coming back so I follow your
advice to copy my recovered les and format my ash drive
Thank you so much sir for sharing these solutions
May God bless you for your kindness.
Reply

zu
Thank you very much!
Reply

Chathurika
Thank you very much for this post.
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Mohammad Tahir
Please tell me how to we clean any viruses our pc.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
If you read the guide above, you will surely remove
viruses in your PC.

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Luie John Malimit


Theres other thing too. MANUAL CLEANING is the
best without the need of the software.
REMOVE A LINK VIRUS IN YOUR PC TO STOP IT
SPREAD OTHER USB DRIVES
For Windows 8 and above:
First, open your Task Manager and go to your Startup
tab then you will nd a Visual Basic Script Host
process with a random unreadable name then its
youre target. Disable it and then go to your Processes
tab and select explorer.exe and then click End
Process. You will notice something bad and that is
good, dont panic it was just normal. Hit the Windows
icon together with R and type cmd and press Enter.
Type shutdown -r without quotes and your pc will
restart. After restart open Windows Explorer by hitting
the Windows Icon and E. Hit the View tab and check
Hidden item. Go to your Local Disk then Users then
Your Username then go to appdata then Roaming
then nd an unusual, random, unreadable folder name
and delete it. Once you deleted it YOURE GOOD TO
GO!!
Note: If at the Task Manager you didnt nd an unusual,
random, unreadable Visual Basic Script Host then your
PC is safe, for now.
Thanks. Be Safe.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello, thanks for the input, though most

people preferred to use shortcut virus
remover because it is eective and easy
to use.
Reply

izi
Hi,
How about Macbook Pro? Ive been using Parallel Desktop which
has Windows & Mac OS. Appreciate it very much if you could
help me on this.Thanks
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I.C Tiempo
Hello, I am not aware that MAC can acquire

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Shortcut virus as well? Anyway, I will try to nd a


solution ASAP.
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Mou
Thank you. very useful and I have made it in minutes my pc was
heavy infected and i used your recommendations and the
problem has been xed.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Mou, am happy that you are able to remove the
shortcut virus despite your computer is extremely
infected by it.
Reply

tricia
Thanks a lot for such helpful post!!!! It worked just ne and
solved my problem. Thank you very much!!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Tricia, am glad that you solved your shortcut
virus problem by following this shortcut virus
remover guide.
Reply

NINZ
can i ask about the best solution for xing drive.bat on my pen
drivethank you in advance..i hope for your fast response.. T.T
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Did you follow the simple solutions above?
Reply

Farhad
Thank you very much for this post.
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dranreb
Good day sir .. I followed the step above .. and everythings OK .
but when I plug in again my ash drive its always have a drive.bat
.. Please help me sir thanks

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I.C Tiempo
Hi Dranreb, after you recovered your les from
shortcut virus infections and still you see some
unknown les. Kindly, copy all your les from your
Flash drive to any storage device that you have.
Then, format your Flash drive, after that copy your
les back to your Flash Drive.
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Roxanne
Thank you very much! I was able to remove shortcut virus by
myself easily. Thanks again, I recovered all my les!
Reply

megha
hi..my system is rare NTFS type as you said above, it is showing
access denied in both methods..moreover it is showing access
denied even in chkdsk command..what should I do.? please
suggest
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Megha, please try SmadAV. I guess its a
system partition, can you please try to run CMD as
administrator? Go to Start -> Accessories -> right
click command prompt -> run as administrator.
Reply

gopalakrishnan
Thank you its working good. I use the CMD method above.
Reply

isral
Thank you
Clean the simplistic shortcut virus programs by using the
usbshow
Reply

Salma
Thank you so much for all the options provided. It has really
helped me out!!
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using HFV delete virus & unhide le, but still the shortcut still
come back..
Help please.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Please scan your computer with antivirus,
preferably ESET NOD32, even just the trial version
then use HFV again.
Reply

Angelica
Hi. I cant download any of the above based on the links
provided. Are there updated links? Thank you!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi, I tried the links and all are working ne. Yes, the
links here are always updated.
Reply

Angelica
Hi! In Windows 10, I cant nd the explore option when I right-
click the external hard drive. Is it the same with open in new
window? Also, does a smartphone prone to this kind of virus as
well? I remember having a shortcut key of my phone in my
laptop before though I didnt remember creating that. Should I
perform the above procedures for my phone?
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Angelica, indeed in Windows 10 there is no
explore option. So you just need to type the drive
letter of your drive followed by a colon at the
address bar (F:). Regarding smartphone, it can be
infected by shortcut virus if you connect it on
infected PCs and if the SD card you use on your
phone is infected. However, it seems that the eect
of shortcut virus on android isnt signicant. I dont
recommend you to perform the guides above on
your smartphone, unless you know what you are
doing. For general public, I dont recommend this
on smartphone, seek the help of your friend that
has knowledge about computing.
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Ben
So I followed all the steps. First CMD which didnt work. Then I
downloaded RKill, HFV, and SmadAv and followed all the steps.
Cleaned a couple of viruses and then I did a full scan with Avira
and formatted my USB. However as soon as I insert it the
shortcut is back. What could be wrong?
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Ben, your computer is extremely infected with
shortcut virus not just your ash drive. I would
suggest to to use Rkill again, download and install
Eset Nod32 and Smadav. Do a full scan using Eset
Nod32 and keep Smadav installed. Please take
note, you have to uninstall Avira. You will be using
Eset Nod32 trial, after the full scan you can remove
it and re-install your Avira.
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Joel, you are always welcome. Am glad that you
found this post helpful and that it solved your
shortcut virus problem.
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Melvin
I already have Trend Micro Maximum Security 2016, after the
method u posted can it settle down ?
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Melvin, what do you mean by settle down? Are
you trying to emphasize compatibility?
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sacf
Yesterday my friend gave me pendrive to copy an iso window
le.I tried to copy but it wont,so i formatted it and choosing NTFS
format,then the le got copied but it left a drive naming
Removable disk I and it wont get deleted and i tried to format it
but it wont go away by displayingwindows is unable to
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format.Its annoying me what should i do


Reply


I.C Tiempo
Hi Sacf, try to format it via disk management or try
to use HP USB Disk Storage format tool.
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sac
It shows Access Denied.What should I do?
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Sac, simply run a chkdsk to that particular
partition or drive. Actually, the instruction on how
to do it is included in this post, just take sometime
to read.
Reply

Christopher
When I ran cmd, it didnt do anything it was still there how?!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Christopher, if you followed the instruction
carefully, you should be able to solved your
shortcut virus problem. Nonetheless, if CMD
method did not work for you, please use the other
methods, try to use the shortcut virus remover.
Reply

navin kumar
Sir,Im using Hp laptop,i5,when i copy le from pen-drive,it shows
shortcut in F drive,also in localdisk C. Please help me.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Navin, please follow the guide here How to
unhide les hidden by virus. Now you should see
your real les, then download the x folder &
trojorm remover. Run it to fully recover your les.
Afterwards, run Rkill and SmadAV.
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Princeyen
Maam/Sir. Needs Help. I was being attacked by Cerber Virus, Is
ther anyone there knows how to retrieve les that was being
damaged by Cerber Virus???..Thanks in advance..
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Princeyen, cerber virus is one of he many
ransomware variants. Since its a dierent issue, I
cannot address that problem here. However, I will
try to make a post about that cerber virus.
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Jerry
Thank you very very much. You saved my projects. If not because
of this How to remove shortcut virus guide, I was not able to
retrieve my important les.
Reply

Anika
Denitive solution to remove virus to create shortcuts. It also
removes the computer virus by preventing the virus back to the
pen- drive. Thanks!
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Siddharth sharma
Sir it worked for 1 or 2 min then again it started making shortcuts.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Sidd, your computer is infected with shortcut
virus. Please use Rkill rst, install Smadav, scan
your PC with it, every partition. Install the trial
version of ESET Nod32 Antivirus, turn on all the
protection, scan your computer and restart. Then,
use the xfolder or CMD attribute to unhide your
les.
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rod bryan e glova


shortcut virus/malware nally been solved..
thanks for the details sir.
cant do this without your guide
it helps us a lot.. we mean a lot!!!
no words can express my gratitude..
best regards

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I.C Tiempo
You are very much welcome Rod . Am happy
too, that you solved your shortcut virus problem
with this guide.
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Chloe
Can I ask what particular method you tried?
-Chloe xx
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V.Vijayakumar
lot of thanks. you saved my internal and external devices.
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Anonymous
Youre a savior mate thanks it worked.
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Syed
It didnt help me at all, I tried all of the options, the HFV did work
but after I safely ejected my USB drive, the shortcuts was still
there. please help me because am having shortcuts every time
opening up my USB drive and I hope this info helps but if I plug
my USB drive in another computer the shortcuts was not there.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Syed, kindly follow the subheading HOW TO
CLEAN, DELETE AND REMOVE STUBBORN
SHORTCUT VIRUS FROM EXTREMELY INFECTED
PC, COMPUTER, LAPTOP, NOTEBOOK AND OTHER
PORTABLE DEVICES PERMANENTLY?. I would also
suggest to download and install Nod32 Antivirus
(even just the trial version), update it and scan your
computer.
Reply

SAE
So how to run the antivirus if shortcut
virus hide rst your data on ash drive?
And via email wont sending le with
extension .exe right ..
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I.C Tiempo
Hello SAE, take sometime to

read the whole post carefully.
Everything is explained on the
guide above, all you need is to
read and follow it
systematically.
Reply

Suraj Shukla
thank you saved my les
Reply

Vikas Kumar
Thank You Very Much This Post Is Very Helpful :))))))))))))
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Vikas, thanks for the compliment. Am glad
that this guide on how to remove shortcut virus
helped you.
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Howard
This is the best step by step guide on how to remove shortcut
virus I ever tried. Thank you so much bro! I was able to remove
shortcut virus in just 3 clicks! More power.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
You are always welcome Howard! Am glad that this
shortcut virus remover guide helped you solved
your shortcut virus problem.
Reply

gc
thank you very much
u solved my problem
also thank you to the software companies
i love u all
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I.C Tiempo
You are always welcome GC, am glad that this
shortcut virus remover guide helped you remove
shortcut virus.
Reply

grace
THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR
i love u for your eort
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I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Grace, Im happy to learn that
you remove shortcut virus by yourself using this
guide.
Reply

ali
thank you much , it is detailed information and very applicable .
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Ali, am also very thankful that you found this
shortcut virus remover guide helpful.
Reply

Ryan Anwar
Thank You
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!
it works!!!
The cmd or the rst method did not work at all, but the hfv
cleaner totally xed it!!
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Ryan, You are welcome . A glad that this
Shortcut virus remover guide solved your shortcut
virus issue.
Reply

Alif
Dont know what to say. Ive been strugling to remove the virus.
Thank you soooo much!
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Alif, you are very much welcome. Am
thankful also that this Shortcut virus remover
guide helped you delete shortcut virus.
Reply

RAHUL
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
MUCCCCCHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY USB DRIVES VIRUS WAS NOT REMOVING WITH THE CMD
OR REGEDIT THANKS FOR GIVING ME THIS
THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I.C Tiempo
You are very much welcome Rahul! Am happy that
this tutorial helped you overcome the eects of
shortcut virus.
Reply

sandeep
I tried to delete the shortcut le then it prompt me to format my
SD card. Then, I format it
but a pop-up message says, Windows was unable to complete
the format. The Data and free space of my Flash drive is 0 KB.
What should I do?
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Sandeep, please t your SD card properly into
your card reader before plugging it in your PC. If
nothing happens, try another Card reader or SD
card, for you to know which of the two are having
issues. Just post a comment for any development.
Reply

Boris
Finally! I nally got rid of this! Thank you! Incredible job which
deserves appreciation.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Boris, am very glad to learn that this shortcut
virus remover guide helped you solved your

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shortcut virus problem. Thank you also for your


compliments.
Reply


Joel Malupay
Thank you so much! Indeed, this is the
most eective guide on removing
Shortcut Virus. At last I found this real
shortcut virus remover tutorial. Keep up
the good work bro.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Joel, am very glad to

learn that this shortcut virus
step by step guide help you
removed shortcut virus by
yourself.
Reply

Prakasam
HFV has removed the virus without any issue
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Prakasam, indeed HFV is one of the best
shortcut remover.
Reply

MarSha
When I right clicked trojorm remover in my pen drive, there is no
open with notepad, only open. So, I couldnt open it with
notepad. What can I do to solve this? Pls help
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I.C Tiempo
Hi MarSha, please refer to this guide
https://www.techchore.com/how-to-unhide-your-
folders-and-les-hidden-by-virus/
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MarSha
Thanks!
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Wallinson
Denitive solution to remove virus to create shortcuts and hides
your folders . It also removes the computer virus by preventing
the virus back to the pen- drive.

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arilcastello
hey bro, already click the download link but it doesnt have the
download thing. its just have OPPS, theres a problem with your..
pls help asap.
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Aril,
Sorry if you encountered issue on downloading the
shortcut virus remover tool. However, as I tried to
download it, I found no issue. I made the download
link direct, in fact I paid extra bucks a month to
make it more convenient to all users, so you should
download it without problem.
Reply

Uy
where i can download the two le, the shortcut virus ixfolders
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Uy, simple follow this link and the
instructions given:
https://www.techchore.com/download-x-folder-
trojorm/.
Reply

Fadi
Wow..! Its work Thanks
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Annie P. Alexander
Thank you very much sir for your short cut key virus 3.1 and
Smadav 10.5. It really helped to remove the viruses from my two
important pen drives and made me happy.I am so thankful to you
sir.Amazing..
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DarkStar_993o
The shortcut virus is generated in my PC through C drive and
creates shortcut viruses in any external drive i plug in. They are
not the usual .vbs les. I had some trouble with the shortcut virus

once before but i was able to remove it by just opening the
properties of shortcut le created and copying the name of the
vbs script in the target and search my computer and deleting it
from everywhere but this the virus is generated on the drives
with dierent and long names every time i plug in and they
usually are like this %%%%%oaiofop%%tdf%y%.1 they have .1 as
extension so is there any way to remove this permanently?
Thanks in advance.
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Darkstar, please follow the steps above
carefully. Start from downloading Rkill up to
installing Smadav.
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Makki
THANK YOU SO MUCH
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I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Makki. I am happy that this
shortcut virus remover guide helped you solved
your shortcut virus problem.
Reply

Hemanth
Hi,
I had a problem with my pendrive. It creates shortcut of all les
and folders. however there is no shortcut icon on my pendrive
name/drive. i tried formatting the pendrive. even though when i
copy my new les onto it , once again it creates shortcuts. please
help me x this.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Hemanth, thank you for bringing here your
shortcut virus problem. It seems your computer is
infected with shortcut virus, try to clean it rst by
following the guide in this post (read the article

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from top to bottom). Surely, you will solve your


shortcut virus problem.
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Yaumil
Thanks a lot, this is the most complete tutorial on how to remove
shortcut virus from my PC/usb.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Yaumil, you are always welcome. I am glad that
you found this shortcut virus remover guide helpful
on removing your shortcut virus problem.
Reply

Judy
Thank you very much! This is the best shortcut virus remover
guide I ever tried. It did not just remove shortcut virus but as I
followed the instructions from top to bottom of this post, the
shortcut virus was removed permanently and it never came back
since then. Thank you so much! Plus all of my les are recovered!
Thank you!
Reply

Abdul Ghaar
Dear Sir,
I cant download the two tools, Trojorm Removal Tool and
Shortcut virus xfolder so I downloaded the smadav antivirus
software, installed it and then scan the memory card then the
shortcut virus has been removed and my memory card not
making the shortcuts again but the mobile is not accessing the
card yet. Then I restore it to factory setting of mobile but the
same problem, my smartphone cannot access the card. Please
help me
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Abdul, you should be able to download the
trojorm shortcut virus remover and x folder
without issue. I checked the link and its ne. I am
glad that you solved and removed shortcut virus
from your SD card or memory card. Regarding your
issue, please specify, does your SD card
undetected by your phone or its detected but
inaccessible? Please check your memory card
capacity and t it properly in your phone.
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Kaolin
after using HFV cleaner pro, the usb shortcut was gone but as I
open the directory of ask disk , there is this folder with no name

but it has all my les. did HFV recover my les or what ? please
help me , I have my les there
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I.C Tiempo
Hello, you dont have to worry anymore. All of the
les inside your ash drive are all your les. Its now
clean.
Reply

Anakin
Hey! , Thanks for posting this tutorial. As I follow youre steps , I
tried using the HFV cleaner pro, as I clean and unhide my ash
drive , there is this folder with no name but inside of the folder is
my les. Is that folder my les or it is still virus ?
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Lenore
Thanks a lot sir.. I got my problem solved with Rkill and SmadAv. I
nally found a solution to my laptops shortcut virus. Your article
is of great help. God Bless
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Lenore, you are very much welcome. I am happy
for you that you solved your shortcut virus problem
by yourself. Thank you also that you found this
shortcut virus remover guide useful.
Reply

Mohamed Abidulla
Thank a Lot for this Tool. I am working as IT Manager and i was
stuck with a pc having this virus and i didnt want to spend a lot
of time as i had other important things to do. Trojorm Removal
Tool did the trick for me.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi Mohamed, am so glad that this shortcut virus
remover guide helped you solved your shortcut
virus problem. You are always welcome

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Mohammed.
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Sidharth

Finally, something that worked!!! Excellent tutorial and guide.
Keep up the great work.
Highly apprecriated!!
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Sidharth, am glad to learn that this shortcut virus
remover guide helped you solved or removed the
shortcut virus from your computer or ash drive
and other portable devices. Thank you also for the
kind words.
Reply

Momochi
what will happen if I used this command attrib C:*.* /d /s -h -r -s?
instead of f, I put C
what will happen?
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Momochi, it will aect your drive C: or system
drive instead of your portable device.
Reply

Jon
Thanks a milli. It worked like a charm
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Jon, you are always welcome! Am glad that this
guide helped you solved your shortcut virus
problem.
Reply

Ronnie
Hi! I didnt get the link to download Trojorm Removal Tool and
Shortcut virus xfolder after sharing it on Facebook. Can you
please send me the link? Thanks!
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Ronnie, you should see a download link for
trojan remover and shortcut virus remover tool
after you share it in your favorite social media.
Reply

Hiren
Thanks A Lot Brother
Your second option worked
Can see all the folders now
Reply

Andrew
Hi, Thank you very much! This is the most comprehensive and
eective tutorial on How to remove shortcut virus. The shortcut
virus remover you provide is great.
Reply

Joel
Wow! Very useful site, trojorm virus removal tool really works on
neutralizing shortcut virus.
Reply

incrediblerachi
Great share
Reply

Talha
Thanx man, it works perfectlythnk you so much.you are great
Reply

Mojtaba Mahdian
I owe you a huge gratitude! Thank you so much! You saved my
PC/Computer in a genius way.
Thanks a billion.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hello Mojtaba, you are very much welcome!
Thanks also for such a very kind words. Am glad to
know that you solved your shortcut virus problem
with the help of this post.
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Cha
Good day Sir!
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I encountered the same problem regarding the shortcut virus.


However as i did the steps and launched the smadav program,
after clicking on x for the heuristic les it said it found.. when i
opened my usb drive, all sorts of folders came up but they were
in a dierent label (?) i tried clicking on them but it says the le is
not accessible because the directory name or volume label
syntax is incorrect. Is there anything I could do to still recover my
les at this rate?
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I.C Tiempo
Hello cha, just dont format your ash drive. Can
you please send me a screen shots of those said
les? Have you also tried to download the trojorm
and xfolder tools? I suggest, that you should run
the two tools rst.
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Tina
Hi there. Thanks for the tutorial on removing shortcut virus from
ash drive. I used both the trojorm removal tool and the xfolder.
I also used the HFV le. That didnt x it. All that happens is that
another un-named folder appears on the ash drive. Double
click on that and another folder appears called recovered which
then holds all the les
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Tina, thanks for the comment. If you saw an
unnamed folder and recovered your les, it means
that this tutorial works for you.The trojorm removal
tool is designed to disinfect shortcut virus and
Fixfolder to recover or repair the damage that
shortcut virus done to your les. HFV also works
the same way if the latter tools wont work.
Reply

Imtiaz Lalani
I have done the cmd process but its saying:
File not found E\*.*
My USB is connected with the laptop and i can access it from MY
Computer then why is the command prompt saying that it
cannot nd E.
Please Help
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Imtiaz, please make sure that you type the
right drive letter for your ash drive, the letter that
you see in my computer. Then in CMD window
type that drive letter eg. G: press Enter after that
your command prompt will look like this G:\>, type
the command just next to it attrib g:*.* /d /s -h -r -s.
Your nal cmd line should be like this G:\>attrib
g:*.* /d /s -h -r -s.
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Cyrillia
Sir, I cant thank you enough! OMG, this thread is really really
helpful for me. I was almost give up and get my computer xed
by technician (that would cost me money and lost all my datas).
But then, I found your website and I tried your guide and IT
WORKED! My computer now free from shortcut virus! Thank you,
thank you, thank you! You are really helping me out! Much
respect and gratitude, Cyrillia.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Cyrillia, you are very much welcome!
Thank you as well with such wonderful words. I am
glad that this shortcut virus remover tips, helped
you removed shortcut virus by yourself.
Reply

ahmed_eld
Hi Sir,
Thank you very very much for your respectable eort, your work
helped me a lot,and thank you again,..
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I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Ahmed. I am glad it helps you
solved your shortcut virus problem.
Reply

Kamol
Great post. It is working..
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Arpit
Hello sir, I have the same problem but I am having a MacBook Air,

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is there anyway to x this. My ash drive is in the exFAT Format


Thanks.
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Suranjana
Thanks to this webpage, even an IT challenged person like me
also removed the shortcut virus from the USB but now there is
nameless folder appearing in the drive and seems to weigh 17gb
(in my 64gb pendrive). The space remaining is still 4gb, i.e. what
was before/
What does this nameless folder mean?
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Suranjana, can you open the folder? So, without
that folder before your free space is 21gb?
Reply

Paveeharan
Thank you very much for your help.
Reply

BRIGHT
IT WORKS PERFECTLY THANKS.
Reply

Michael
i have the problem shortcut virus on my FD, i have tried your two
methods and also try using HFV, but still my shortcut virus wont
gone if i eject the FD and insert it again, i need your help to x my
problem
Reply

Jason Stanford
Thank you for such valuable content. Indeed, you helped me
removed shortcut virus. Now its permanently gone, shortcut
virus never came back after following this shortcut virus remover
guide. Thanks a lot.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Jason, its good to know, I was
able to help xed your shortcut virus problem.
Reply

carrieclayr
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thank you so much for your help!


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Mystique Beinq
Thank you very much for your help. That HFV really helps, it
unhide all my le, and i was able to recover them back and
delete the virus. God bless you bro! You rock!
Reply

suji
Sir, I have a problem of applications displaying in shortcut and
some les too.
During sharing of les from one system to another its copying
through shortcut only.
I need a solution to this problem.
Reply

I.C Tiempo
Hi suji, have you tried any shortcut virus remover
guide above?
Reply

Hayde
Thank you for this awesome Shortcut Virus Remover guide. keep
up the good work. You really helped me solved my shortcut virus
problem.
Reply

arindam
You Sir deserve respect! I used the command prompt method.
Anyways, I was curious why the virus still on my computer ?
Please reply asap. Thank you!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Arindam, thank you for such wonderful
words. I appreciate it. Regarding your shortcut virus
problem, please download rkill and RogueKiller.
Run the rkill rst then roguekiller after that
download SmadAV, scan your computer and
restart your computer.
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Aritra
Sir, I have a problem of ash drive shortcut trojan. I followed all
the steps but after Windows Based Script Host I found this

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error message: http://postimg.org/image/yqrjk5ill/


Plz help me out. Thank you!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Aritra, please make sure that you change the
drive letter to your device drive letter. If the
problem persist, CHKDSK your ash drive or hard
disk partition via CMD.
Reply

Roach
Thank you, this is the best shortcut virus remover tutorial.
Reply

Geovanny
Thanks for the tutorial, it helped with one of my FD. I left the
other one in the computer for a minute and it was infected again.
I ran both the SmadAV and the HFV doing a full scan on the
computer and the drive but it keeps on getting infected.
I would appreciate any suggestions.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Geovanny, thank you for your commendation. It
seems that your computer is extremely infected by
shortcut virus, I will be updating this post soon to
accommodate such problems. However, for the
mean time try this Download Rkill. Run it to kill all
hidden processes in your PC, dont restart your
computer, download malwarebytes and scan your
all your drive partitions. Then, install SmadAV, run
and scan, restart your computer. Tell if it helps
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Ayan
It really worked. Thanks!
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Amit Agarwal
It works! Kudos to you! Keep up the good work.
Reply

Romnick
Nice Job This is the most eective How to remove shortcut
viruses guide I ever sought.

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Flavia
It worked! Yey! Thank you very much. Very helpful and well

explained. Keep up the good work!
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BILTU MITRA
Dear Sir
Few days ago when I was downloading data from my friends
pen-drive, a le automatically generated and I tried to remove it
but to no avail. The les are ~DFB7B0A05800399107.TMP &
DMI192D.tmp Sir please tell me how I can remove it. I look
forward to hear from you.
THANK YOU
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Biltu Mitra, it seems that you are having a
temporary les. Normally, .TMP les are created
once you copy or download something in your
computer. I think, you dont have to worry. However,
if really want to delete it, just make sure that no
other programs are using it. To be safe, restart your
computer and boot safe-mode. When your
computer is in safe-mode, delete that temporary
les.
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Danny
Thank you so much. It worked!
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Khalid
Hi
I tried above methods but they worked only for one refresh! Tried
CMD, scan by MSE..all useless for me. I tried download but link
takes me to a page which no more exists. Could you help?
Anyway, thanks for your eorts as it really has solved problems
for many.
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I.C. Tiempo
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me know if it works.
Reply

Romnick

Thank you, this is the most eective and fastest shortcut virus
remover guide I ever tried. More power
Reply

Sandra
Wow! You saved my precious les and the shortcut virus is gone
forever. Thank you!
Reply

I.C. Tiempo
Hi Sandra, thank you for the kind words. Just a
reminder, there is no gone forever for viruses such
as shortcut virus. Please take a precautionary
measures and read the How to prevent shortcut
virus at the later part of the article to keep you on-
guard.
Reply

MJ Gil
I tried your 2 methods and it still creates shortcuts is it in my
pc?
Reply

I.C. Tiempo
Hello MJ, it seems that your computer is extremely
infected with shortcut virus. Please download
SmadAV antivirus, install it and scan all your drive
partitions including your le system.
Reply

MJ Gil
Hi, is BitDefender a good anti-virus? Actually, I have an antivirus
but every time i put a ash drive in my PC it keeps on creating
shortcuts and my antivirus cant x the problem.
Reply

Levi
Thank you very much, this helped me solve my problem!
Reply

I.C. Tiempo

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Hello Levi, its good to know that this Shortcut Virus


Remover guide helped solved your shortcut virus
issue.
Reply

George Lotfy
Thank you very much for sharing info it works very well.
Reply

I.C. Tiempo
Hi George, you are always welcome, am glad that
you solved your shortcut virus problem with the
help of this post.
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Vijay Patel
Thank you, for the solution. But I think this is not permanent
solution
I tried this solution and it worked!!
But when I plug in my pen-drive into the Laptop, the shortcut
appears again
so give the solution.
Reply

I.C. Tiempo
Hello Vijay, the shortcut virus problem solutions
that this post provide is proven and tested, as what
you have said, it worked. However, it does not
mean that your ash drive will now immune
against shortcut virus. If you insert it into infected
computer, laptop or netbook, still in can acquire
shortcut virus. So, for precautionary measure,
please read the sub-heading how to prevent
shortcut virus, at the bottom part of this article.
Thank you
Reply

Sachin
This worked for me perfectly.
Reply

Robert Sero
Tried. and the shortcut virus is now gone..
You have my deepest gratitude, thank you for this post
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Lisa
Hi, I just followed your steps and now all my les are deleted
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Lisa, this guide is meant to remove shortcut
virus not your les. The above steps doesnt even
include deletion. I really wonder how it happened?
Reply

Wendy
Thanks you so much for this article. Printed an article from my
memory card in a business centre and it was infected with the
virus. Since it was an android phone, I was able to delete the
shortcut manually from the phone. However, when I connected
the phone to my laptop using USB, I couldnt view my les
anymore.
Your wonderful article using method 2 CMD solved it ASAP.
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN AND GOD BLESS YOU.
NB: I hope you have Jesus in your life.. That would be a great gift
for you.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Wendy, am glad I was able to help you
solved your shortcut virus problem as soon as
possible. Indeed the CMD/command prompt
method is the fastest way to remove shortcut virus.
YES! I agree, Jesus is the greatest gift of all.
Reply

happy me
Thank you so much..
Reply

Alfred
What a wonderful tips, it really works and works great
HFV shortcut remover, its superb. Thanks for your precious tips
for us and God bless you much more
Reply

UP VETMED STUDENT
Thank you very much sir! I am from the Philippines, I am not
computer savy but when I followed your instructions it worked! I
hope this would last for a long time. thank you!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi, I am glad that this post helped you solved your
shortcut virus problem. To keep your computer or

portable devices shortcut virus free just follow the
How to prevent shortcut virus tips, at the later
part of this article.
Reply

Romnick
Thank you so much, Shortcut virus is now gone.
Reply

Jason
Thank you for this complete step by step guide on how to
remove shortcut virus from, SD cards, USB drive, Pen drive, Net-
Book, Laptop, Desktop Computer and notebook. I successfully
removed shortcut virus from all the devices I mentioned above in
just a matter of seconds, not just mine but also to my friends and
families devices that was infected by shortcut virus. Many thanks
to you bro
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Jason, thank you also for your kind words. I
am glad, I was able to help.
Reply

Abner
Thank you for this very helpful guide. I was able to remove
shortcut virus in just a matter of 10 to 20 seconds. Thank you so
much. More power
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youssef
Hey, none of the solutions work for me. Even the HFV, it cleans
the ash drive for seconds then every le and folder transforms
to shortcuts again
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Youssef, everything is working ne. As what
you have said, in just a matter of seconds the
shortcut virus is gone. However, the problem is, it
keeps coming back, right? It simply means that
your computer is infected with shortcut virus, I
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suggest you to download ESET NOD32. Install it


and scan your computer, afterwards, follow the
steps above again.
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Zizzy
Hi, I already clicked on it before I saw this. What am I supposed
to do now?
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Zizzy, no need to worry, simply follow the steps
below to get rid of shortcut virus.
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Shaira
Best solution to delete shortcut generating virus from your
computer.
Reply

Maxwell
Hi buddy,
Thanks for the Trojorm removal tool. However, when I double-
click on the Fixfolder VBS script le, I get an error. I changed the
Aphabet to J drive using notepad just like you said. But when I try
to execute, it gives an error.
Script: J:xfolder.vbs
Line: 14
Char: 9
Error: Permission denied
Code: 800A0046
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Maxwell, thank you for sharing your
experience. Try to run it as an administrator, if it
works. If not, follow the command prompt method
on how to remove shortcut virus.
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Daniyal
I tried and it even worked but after plugging in the ash drive the
next time. It came back. So the solution was temporary. It is
regenerating every after plugging in. Help me out with the

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permanent solution
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Daniyal, if your system drive is infected with
shortcut virus, every ash drive or any portable
storage device you insert to it will get infected. The
best solution is to download SmadAV antivirus and
scan all your drive partitions and keep it in your PC
as preventive measure.
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kefayet
How can I remove pc shortcut virus ?
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Kefayet, everything is being taught above, on
how to remove shortcut virus. However, if your PC
is critically infected, you need to download
SmadAV antivirus to scan all drive partitions in your
PC. Then keep it installed to serve as your defense
against shortcut virus.
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Tricia Dator
It worked for me. Thank you very much!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Tricia, I am happy that you solved your
shortcut virus problem. You are welcome.
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inivie
I.C Tiempo your the best, I cant believe I got rid of that virus so
easy, thanks a lot I give you FIVE STARS.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Inivie, Im glad that you are able to get rid of
shortcut virus easily by following the guide above.
Thank you also for your compliments.
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igfados
Thanks man you solved my problem but the virus comes back
after I plug the ashdisk.
By the way, is this Indonesia virus made or just the antivirus was

made by Indonesia?
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Igfados, you can install SmadAV antivirus,
install it in your PC and scan all your hard drive
partitions. If it is still not working, try to download
the ESet NOD32 trial, have it install in your
computer and scan your PC.
With regard to your question, I say NO, shortcut
virus is infecting the whole world not just in
Indonesia, the origin of shortcut virus is unknown.
The SmadAV antivirus is made in Indonesia.
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Amr
Thank you for your advice. What has denitely worked for me
was the CMD method but you have to run it as administrator,
then when you get the black dos window, type rst the letter of
the ash/external drive followed by a column, for example F:
(where F is the ash/external drive), then the black dos screen
will turn into F: , then simply type ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D. If you
do this, you will see all your les inside the .trashes folder.
Simply then, copy all of them to your computer hard disk but not
in your C (system) partition, then FORMAT the ash/external
drive and the computer C (system) partition, and install a new
windows operating system on your C drive and your nightmare is
over.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi AMR, I appreciate your input but reformatting
your system partition should be done as last
recourse. If you follow the methods that I shared in
this post above, you should feel safe now (no need
to re-install your OS). To make you feel safer,
download free antivirus of your choice plus the
shortcut virus remover, either SmadAV or HFV.
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Peddaiah
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my problem.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Peddaiah, you are welcome. I am happy to
hear that you solved you shortcut virus problem
with the help of this post.
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Anwar Ch.
Thank you very much, my problem solved!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Anwar, you are always welcome.
Reply

Osama
I.C. Tiempo YOU ARE THE BEST Many Thanks.
Reply

I.C. Tiempo
You are welcome Osama, I am glad that you solve
your shortcut virus problem. Thank you for the
compliments.
Reply

Gerome
Thank you! This is a great guide on removing shortcut virus. I only
need less than a minute to remove shortcut virus. The Shortcut
virus remover makes my life easy.
Reply

Jonnalyn
Thank you for the shortcut virus removal tips. It helped me a lot,
you saved my time.
Reply

Adan
This is the best solution so far, on solving shortcut virus
problems. Keep up the good work.
Reply

Carlo
Thank you very much, my problem solved!
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Alquiza, Arvoi P.
Greetings Sir!
Just wanna say Thank you so much for this blog.
It helped me a lot
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Wassi
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You just made my day.This shortcut virus made
my life hell(slightly exaggerating).But it did ruin my computer
and ash drives until now. However, after following the guide
above,now its all gone!..All thanks to you..So thank you
again..Your methods are awesome!!
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Juste Leap
Oh my God!!!Thank you so so so muchYou saved my life!Ive
been struggling with this shortcut virus for a long time.I thought
it couldnt be repaired.But then you came and saved meThaks a
lot!I owe you one
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Bikash
Im facing similar problem. I could remove the virus from my pen
drive using the code and running it from command prompt.
However, the minute I open the drive all the les turn into
shortcuts. Looks like my pc is the source of this virus. What do i
do to get rid of them from my pc?? please help. Ive used
windows defender (windows 8) to scan my pc multiple times but
the problem persists. it doesnt even detect the virus or may be
im missing something. Thank you for your help in advance.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Bikash, I would recommend you to download
SmadAV antivirus and use it to scan your
computer, all your hard drive partitions (c:, d: and
more). You can also try the HFV Shortcut virus
remover (see the link above) or Eset Nod32
Antivirus (trial). Then to prevent shortcut virus, keep
either SmadAV antivirus or HFV in your PC.
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Hanna
Excellent shortcut virus remover guide!
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Kevin
Good day to you sir. I have encountered an error while running
the x folder, it says;
Windows Script Host
Script: D:xfolder.vbs
Line: 14
Char: 9
Error: Permission denied
Code: 800A0046
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
please help. thank you
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Kevin, did you open the xfolder via notepad
and have the drive letter change to your device
drive letter (eg. c:, d:, e:, f:)?
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captor
Dear Sir ,
I am getting the error while run -xfolder
Script: F:xfolder.vbs
Line: 14
Char: 9
Error: Permission denied
Code: 800A0046
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
Please help me
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Captor, try to run it as

Administrator and see to it that
you change the drive letter.
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john
Hi I.C. Tiempo I have the same problem as
kevin does (Windows Script Host error)
and yes I runned the notepad as admin
and then changed the letter but still get
the same error.So what can I do ? please
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I.C. Tiempo

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Hello John, it seems that your


PC or Portable device is
infected with autorun.inf virus. I
will be sharing on how to
remove it in my upcoming post.
For the main time, download
SmadAV Antivirus, install it and
scan all your hard drive
partitions including all your
USB portable devices.
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john
OK. thanks so much
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Purple Anon
Hello. I tried Methods 1 & 2 but failed to do so. So I did the HFV
thing and it worked. Does it mean my device isnt infected with
that virus anymore? Thanks a lot!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Purple, yes, your device is now free from
shortcut virus. To prevent shortcut virus from
infecting your devices or PC, just keep the HFV in
your computer.
Reply

oliver
Thanks. This is a very useful website.
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I.C. Tiempo
Thanks for the compliments Oliver, am glad I was
able to help.
Reply

Alexes
Thanks a lot, it worked like a charm! Thank you very much!
Reply

Lisa
My system got infected with this virus and when I called on the
online technical support department of AskPCTechies, they had

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resolved this issue the same way as explained above.


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I.C. Tiempo
Lisa, I am happy to learned that they are using this
article as reference, when they are trying to help
their customers on solving this kind of virus.
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suri singh
THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR
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I.C. Tiempo
Suri, am glad I was able to help.
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Puneet
When I attached my pen drive or card in my computer shortcut
icons start appearing. I use antivirus but no solution, please help
me Sir .
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Peneet, just follow the simple solutions in
this article and you will solve your shortcut virus
problem in no time. If you are not comfortable with
following how-to guide just download our shortcut
virus remover, install or run it in your PC and
shortcut virus will be no more.
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Robe
Thank you so much! You saved all my precious les. I was able to
remove shortcut virus using your Shortcut Virus Remover with
ease. More power.
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vikas
Hi! I followed the guidelines and the steps; I succesfully got the
hidden .vbs le in my pen drive plus the autorun virus. But the
same le is not getting deleted. i tried smadav and the software
u mentioned but no deletion occured.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Vikas, I am glad that you successfully solved

your hidden les problem. Regarding your shortcut
remnants issue please try the HFV shorcut virus
remover (see the link above).
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mohammed
Thanks I will try this method on removing shortcut virus.
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dheeraj patidar
How to remove shortcut virus in my win8.1 Pleze help me.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Patidar, just follow the guide above, it doesnt
matter if your Operating system is Windows XP,
Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and even Windows
10. As long as you are using Windows OS,the
tutorial above will surely help you on how to
remove shortcut virus from your computer, pen
drive, external hard drive, SD card and any portable
storage devices. If you are not convenient on
following the guide just download our Shortcut
Virus Remover to remove shortcut virus easily.
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raneza
THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. I SAVED MY FLASH DRIVE. THANK
YOU!
GODBLESS!
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I.C. Tiempo
Raneza, I am glad that you solved your shortcut
virus.
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Zafar
I tried to download the le with the link provided after sharing
your site on google. But the link is not working.
Getting message Access Denied
Link: http://www.mediare.com/download_repair.php?
dkey=cc63dgcda&qkey=bbjbdis05e3gc94

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PLease advise
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Zafar, sorry if you experience diculties
downloading shortcut virus remover, but all you
need to do is to wait for just a few seconds or you
can refresh the link and it will redirect you to the
download area.
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sks
you are the saver bro!!!! thanx a lot for all these tutorialsthe HFV
software worked like a charm.thanks a lot:)
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Izzate Achu
Thats great to know, how to remove a shortcut..Excellent post
with lots of useful information.
Reply

Jian
Thank you very much. It helped me a lot the virus was totally
lost No one is bothering me now.
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Jaco
Hi there. I downloaded the HFV cleaner. I used the Hide folders
option, now when I attempt to unhide, the sofware cant detect
my C drive?
Please assist as I have no folders to view on my PC system!
Kind regards
Jaco
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Jaco, please try the command prompt,
replace the F: with C:. Read the guide carefully
above.
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Mini
Thank you so much!!!! I really appreciate the help!!
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Mini, you are always welcome. I am happy to
learn that I was able to help you remove your
shortcut virus.
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Janet
Hello,I know absolutely nothing about computers except that I
love mine and something is wrong with my PC.I dont really
understand these steps,it looks simple, I should be able to do it
but I keep getting lost.I cant send any le, it keeps turning to
shortcut les and Im really scared of my laptop crashing,HELP!
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I.C. Tiempo
Janet, indeed the steps on removing shortcut virus
is simple. In fact, it is very simple, just follow the
steps accordingly. Dont worry about your
computer being crashed because the guide above
will never ever crash your computer even if you
miss some steps. Just a little courage Janet and all
will be ne.
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mostafa
Thank you very much you are really great. You helped me not
just of removing shortcut virus but also recovering my important
les and preventing shortcut virus from coming back.
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I.C. Tiempo
Mostafa, you are welcome. I am happy to learned
that you found this guide helpful on solving your
shortcut virus problem.
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Mazen
Thanks a lot you saved my life from my father, I was able to
remove shortcut virus on his portable device and recovered his
les through the help of your post.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Mazen, Im glad, I was able to help.
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piti
Life saver , thanks for the article !!!
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Naderzzz
Thanks a lot I.C
Anyway, the above methods works well in removing the shortcut
virus infected les and recovering back the infected ones, yet
when I use the ash disk again, it gets infected. So, I believe I
have to remove the virus from the C or D drives themselves so do
you know how ?
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I.C. Tiempo
You are welcome Nader. To completely remove the
shortcut virus in your hard drive partitions,
download and install SmadAV Antivirus. Run the
SmadAV scanner, it will automatically disinfect
your drive partitions. Then, install antivirus of your
choice ( please see the tags in the sidebar).
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Aser
Hey,
Can I just use HFV and ignore the other steps?
No oense but just to save time
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Aser, the most eective way to remove shortcut
virus is by following the steps above. However, you
can try to jump on just using HFV but thats not
recommended because it has its own limitation.
HFV is good on preventing shortcut virus but
sometimes it fails to remove shortcut virus without
neutralizing it rst.
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Gorkhali
Dear Sir, I have seven local disk drive . When I plug a pen-drive or
memory card, shortcut les and folder appears. I tried that code
but it seems, its not working properly. Please help me, Im using
Windows 7 Ultimate, pen-drive location K:
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Gorkhali, please download SmadAV Antivirus

(see the link above), install it and run a scan on all
your hard drive partitions. After the scan, download
the trojorm removal tool and shortcut virus
xfolder, then follow the instructions above. Once
done, dont forget to install antivirus in your
computer.
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usama
Thanks man! for the help I just run the trojan remover and it
removes shortcut virus from my computer. Is this done or I need
to do anything else?
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Usama, I am glad that you solved your
shortcut virus problem but keep in mind that it may
infect your portable storage devices such as
memory card, external hard drive and computer
again. It is a best practice to preempt it from
coming back, install SmadAV Antivirus as your
primary defense and Antivirus of your choice.
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yogesh
I:stin.vbs
How to remove this virus please help me
it create shortcuts in my memory card please.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi Yogesh, please install SmadAV Antivirus. Then
insert your memory card, it will automatically
remove stin.vbs and unhide your les.
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Nidarsha
I am Nidarsha. I am from Sri Lanka.I am 13 years old.Thank you
very very much for saving my computer from bad shortcut
viruses. Thank you very much my dear uncle
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I.C. Tiempo

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Hello Nidarsha, you are always welcome kid. I am


so glad to learn that my article helped you solved
your shortcut virus problem. Keep up that courage,
while I am not surprise that at your age, you have

the guts to do the virus removal by yourself but I
am impressed your display of courage.
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swatch
just want to say THANKS
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Swatch, you are always welcome. I am glad
that you solved and removed your shortcut virus
with the help of this article.
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jason2324
hi. huge help.much appreciated. just one problem though. a few
folders did not come back.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Jason, there were times that some les and
folders may not be recovered, it depends on the
severity of shortcut virus infections you had in your
PC or Flashdrive. But its a very rare issue.
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chatty
Thank you it worked like a charm
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I.C. Tiempo
Hi chatty, Its always been a good feeling to learn
that another shortcut virus has been resolved. You
are welcome.
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abdu
thank you sooo much i would normaly just get my problem xed
and move on, but this was just very very helpful, thank you from
the bottom of my heart
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Abdu, you are always welcome. It is my
pleasure to help you solved your shortcut virus
problem.
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Dnyanu Raut
Hi
my PC (Windows -7) was infected folder shout virus, I had tried
1st method for D: and E: drive, it was successful removed virus,
Thank You very much.
but
virus is also present in C drive, what will happen when run
Trojorm Removal Tool and Shortcut virus xfolder in C drive
where windows 7.
Should I run 1 method in C: drive also? does system work
correctly after run 1st method in C: drive?
Please suggest me.
Thank you.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Dnyanu, thank you for using our methods here,
on how to remove shortcut virus. As with your drive c:
concern, you can follow the same methods in
removing shortcut virus in your drive d: and e:..or you
can just install SmadAV, update it and scan your drive
c:.
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Scoth Raymond
Thank so much for this information. Ill try the two method above
and will get back if it works. However, I have had an experience
removing shortcuts from laptops/usbs (was in 2009, ve years
gone and cant recall the procedure) all I can remember is by
playing around with start up programs and autoplay options in
the control pannel.
This method Ive used was so simple and I urgently wish if
someone knows this method would help me out
Finally to the author of this post, if there is another way of
removing shotcuts from laptops and etcapart from the two
methods youve outlines then theres the way out Im struggling
to nd out.
Would you mind doing the right thing?
Thank you sir.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Scoth, If your computer or ash drive is infected
with shortcut virus, the two methods above is fully
tested and will surely solve your shortcut virus
problem. Plus, I added the use of shortcut virus
remover, you can use either HFV or SmadAV. Just give
time to read it carefully. However, if you encounter
problem, feel free comment.
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Scoth Raymond
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Mahender Singh
Thank You So muuuuuuuuch. I recovered my important data.
Thanks again.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Mahender, I am so glad to learned, that this post
helped you out on removing shortcut virus and
recovering your important les. You are welcome and
thank you for your wonderful comment.
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Nishant Salhotra
bro i used the rst method and recovered all the folders and
their constituent les, so thanks for that but all the mp3, mp4,
other media les and word and subtitle les IN THE ROOT are
nowhere to be foundany help would be appreciated
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Nishant, I am happy that you recovered your
folders from the onslaught of shortcut virus. About
your problem, I recommend to try rst the second
method, using the CMD command and tell me what
happen. Good luck.
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Saefurrohman Dede
Thank you so much !!!
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Dede, I am very glad that I helped you remove your
shortcut virus through this post. Thanks for dropping

by.
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Badz
Ive done both but shortcuts are still appearing.
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Badz, thanks for dropping by. Please take a look
at Simons comment above and the solution I gave
him. It seems that you have the same problem, your
computer is infected with Shortcut Virus not just your
Flash drive.
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ifeanyi simon
Irvin Chester Tiempo, am very grateful for your timely and
accurate solution you gave me on how to remove my shortcuts
by those softwares you ask me to download.
i did and it worked, thanks once again.
but sir, i still want you to help me if there is a software i can use
to recover my pictures i took with my phone and when i want to
retrieve them through my pc they refuse to display. i then put the
memory card inside my phone yet it cant display. pls help. i need
those pictures so much because they are so beautiful.
can thesame method above recover those pictures or do i need a
special software to make them display. thank you.
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Simon, I am very glad that you solved your Shortcut
Virus problem by following my advice. On the other
hand about your picture, if you can open your memory
card through card reader in your computer and the
properties of your memory card shows that there is a
used space, then the method you used above is also
your solution.
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hi i did everything that method one and two then i discovered the
les are separated one there is no shortcuts and the other there
is shortcuts then i try to delete them one by one but as am
deleting them they are coming back. please what is wrong?

again clear me, do run the xfolder in my ash or desktop after
open it through notpad?
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Simon, you did what is right in removing
Shortcut Virus. You should run x Folder inside your
ash drive and follow the instruction above carefully. If
shortcut virus keeps coming back, the big tendency is
your PC is infected by it. To solve that issue, kindly
download free antivirus, just click antivirus category at
the sidebar, I recommend Avira or Avast, support it
with Malwarebytes 2.0.1 (@ anti-malware category).
Install and update Antivirus & Malwarebytes, Then
scan all your drive partitions, a boot scan may be
recommended in case of extreme PC shortcut virus
infection. Afterwards, retry the methods above, you
can manually remove the shortcut les or remove it
via Shortcut Virus Remover,
https://www.techchore.com/2014/05/shortcut-virus-
remover.html
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ifeanyi simon
ok sir, let me do that. thank you. i will get back to you.
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Angela Monalisa
Thank you!!! The trojan remover works for me, I actually tried to
you cmd many times but the annoing script kept showing up.
Thanks!!!
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Angela, I am delighted that I helped you solved
your Shortcut Virus problem. Thank you as well.
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waleed yossef
i have a trojan : trojan.ink.gen . and it do the shortcut problem i
used ur tool but it gives me error in the nal phase after
changing the drive letter .. i really dont know what to do it
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Waleed, Trojan.ink is usually link to Shortcut
virus that infects your computer or Flash Drive and
other portable devices. If you are having problem to
remove Shortcut Virus with the Shortcut virus removal
tool use the command prompt as specied above and
in the Shortcut virus removal video tutorial.
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Crushed
Hi,
I am trying to run malwarebytes, but I ran into runtime errors
(57:177 and 49:252). I uninstall malwarebytes using mbn-
clean.exe. I download malwarebytes 2.0.1 and changed my folder
options. I changed the name of the malwarebytes 2.0.1.exe to
SWEEP.com. I tried to run the proggram but i got a
ShellExecuteEX Failed; code 115. No application is associated
with the specic le for this operation. message. HELPPPP!!!!!
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Crushed, I appreciate your trust, but you post
your question in the wrong page. This article is all
about Shortcut Virus. Nevertheless, please see my
answer in the right place.
https://www.techchore.com/2014/04/malwarebytes-
runtime-error.html
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Ahmed Awny
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
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I.C Tiempo
Ahmed, I am happy to help you solved your Shortcut
Virus problems.I appreciate your commendation.
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Hamza Arshad
can you tell me one thing that if i reinstall windows will it be
cured . Does it aect C: windows drive only or other drives also ?
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Hamza, this post guides you to remove shortcut
virus without reformatting your PC, to prevent data
losses. But if you really want to reinstall windows, yes,
it will totally remove any viruses not just shortcut virus.

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Shortcut virus, mainly aect drive c: but it can also


infect other drive partitions.
Just a tip, after installing your windows, simply install
antivirus and free malwarebytes rst, update it before
opening any les, folder or any drive partition to
prevent any malicious script left-over from running.
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Hamza Arshad
how to remove it from mypc or does it aect pc speed..
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I.C Tiempo
Hello Hamza Arshad, as what I have said Shortcut
Virus has two variations. If you are infected by the
Shortcut Flashdisk Virus, you dont have to worry
because the method 2 above will erase it. However, if
you are infected by the Files and folder Shortcut
Virus, still the method two will help you unhide your
original les. But you have to remove those Shortcut
Virus manually, by deleting it one by one or install a
good Antivirus to delete it all automatically. I am
personally using NOD32 but avira is a good alternative,
just check my posts on free Antivirus. With regard to
your question if shortcut virus slows your pc? In my
experience the Flash disk Shortcut Virus doesnt
aect your pcs performance but the Files and folder
shortcut virus does slows your computer, since it
duplicate itself and eats your your hard drive storage
space.
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jerni
Sir, I want to remove shortcut virus for my
les and folder in usb help me I am fed up
with that shortcut viruses.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Jerni, everything is already

explained above. Please have
sometime to read the how to
remove shortcut virus guide
carefully. You can also use
shortcut virus remover(s) as your
immediate solution on getting rid
of it.
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miss
Thank you for having a big heart in sharing this! More blessings
be upon you.
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I.C Tiempo
You are welcome Miss and thank you for that
wonderful comment. I am very glad that I solved your
Shortcut Virus issue. More power to you also.
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spal
all originals gone and now its just shortcutssolve
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Spal, have you tried to check your ash drive or
hard disk properties? It seems that youre les are
hidden by les and folder shortcut virus. Its another
shortcut virus variation. However the method 2 above
will surely help you. Just follow the instructions
correctly. Then get back, if there is still a problem.
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I.C Tiempo
Thanks for the commendation zeeshan macknojia!
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zeeshan macknojia
Thanks for your such an informative and lovely blog. I really
appreciate you LCD BEZEL
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I.C Tiempo
hello Chiji, Im glad I helped you!
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I.C Tiempo
Hi Gashaw Lulie, thank you for the compliments. There is no
need for detailed instructions since I explained it already in
method 1. However, if you are a bit confuse let me expound it a
bit. In Trojan remover, just run it inside your ash disk. About the
x folder, before running it inside your ask disk, right click it
rst then click open with.choose notepad..then look for the
cDrive = H:.now change the H: with your ash disk drive letter
Then save the le and you can now run it to x your problem..
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jj
Hi Sir where can I download the software and the
name of the software?
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello JJ, everything is in the guide above,

just read, it will guide you where and how
to download shortcut virus remover.
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Chiji
Wow Finally Got it, This is very useful to solve this shortcut virus
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Anonymous
this is Gashaw Lulie from Ethiopia
thank you for your support
please tell me the detaile steps performed on each of the two
tools
thank you
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I.C Tiempo
Its my pleasure to help you Brix & every individual solved their
tech problems! thank you also Brixton for dropping by!
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FRANK
Thank you so much Sir! I was able to remove shortcut
virus and recovered all my les with the help of this
article. GOD BLESS.
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I.C. Tiempo
Hello Frank, youre always welcome. I am

happy that you found this tutorial helpful
on solving your shortcut virus problem.
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Brixton Lao
thank you so much sir you made my day!
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I.C Tiempo
You are always welcome Mohammed, at least this article serves

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its purpose, that is to help everybody else solve their tech


problems, shortcut virus is just one of it..
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Mohamed
Thanks a lot, for this solution/x since I have the exact same
problem this was very helpful
wish u the best
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I.C Tiempo
Its good to know that this article helped you solved your
problem, thanks for dropping by
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Anonymous
YOU ARE A SAVIOUR!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
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