How to Remove Shortcut Virus using CMD?
Computer viruses are removed only using antivirus, but sometimes we see when we insert/plug our Pendrive or SD Card in Computer it shows shortcut icons and all data is hidden in Pendrive.
Normally we format our drive and use it because even antivirus is not able to recover those files which are affected by shortcut virus. But if your drive contains some important data you can avoid and recover data by following simple steps in Windows XP/7/8/10.
Follow some basic steps to remove Shortcut virus using command prompt(CMD)
1. Connect your Pendrive to PC.
2. Go to Computer/My Computer to view the drive of Pen Drive/SD Card.
3.Click on start button and open command prompt as an administrator
4. On CMD type Command:
attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.* (Where X is the USB Drive Letter) and press enter.
5. After some time open Pendrive and you can see your data is recovered.
6. Copy your data in PC and format your Pendrive.