How do I remove the Pendrive Shortcut virus?

Anonymous December 19, 2013
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How to remove “Pendrive Shortcut” virus from a Windows computer?

I have scanned with Avast antivirus and Malware bytes anti-malware tool, but they are not detecting the virus. Please let me know is there any solution to removing the virus without formatting the hard drive.

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  1. Oron J
    December 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Removing the virus is one thing, repairing the damage - another. For the latter, see http://www.groldz.com/2013/05/how-to-remove-shortcut-virus-from-pen.html

  2. Hovsep A
    December 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

    is it on the desktop the usb drive shortcut?

    try unlocker
    http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    right click on it and choose unlock

    FileASSASSIN
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/

  3. Alan W
    December 20, 2013 at 8:05 am
  4. Rocky B
    December 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Scan your pendrive from norton antivirus and remove pendrive shortcut.

  5. Dalsan M
    December 20, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Try the AutorunExterminator software found here: http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-11613-autorun-exterminator. There are steps to follow here: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-470067-pendrive-all-shortcuts.

    Have you scanned your hard drive, pen drive, and other drives attached to your computer? After you remove the virus, you have to unhide your files on the pen drive, and then undo the shortcut creation. This is explained in the link above.