How to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB, SD Card and Computer

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Hello guys, today I’m going to share one of the very important article on How to Remove Shortcut Virus from Pendrive, SD Cards, Flash Drives, and Computers. We very frequently use USB, SD Cards and sometimes external hard drives too to transfer data from one storage to another storage device or one computer to another computer via these devices. Checkout Previously shared article on How to Add More Than 100 Members in WhatsApp Group and Who Checked your WhatsApp Profile Today. During data transfer one of the most common error we face is shortcut error which is basically a type of virus known as Shortcut Virus. It converts every file of the drive into shortcut files in the infected drive. In this article we will guide you to remove shortcut virus from your pendrives, memory card or computers. Checkout Previously share articles on Prank Your Friends By Crashing Their Browser By Sending Simple Link and Stylish Girls DP for WhatsApp & Facebook.

What is Shortcut Virus?

Shortcut Virus is a type of virus which hide the original files and replace them with a shortcut files. This is a type of malware which creates identical shortcut file and folders of all data present in an affected drive. Also read trick to create a WhatsApp Account with US Number and download latest version GB WhataApp Apk.

How Shortcut Virus Spreads?

Whenever someone connect their pendrive or any other storage drive and transfer any file to the connected drive then the drive automatically gets infected and all files get replaced with shortcut file instantly. This virus can affect any kind of drive while data transfer automatically like USB Drives, SD Cards, External Hard Disk, etc. This is a type of anonymous malware which is spreading from one storage to another storage very quickly. Attached screenshot of an example of infected drive below. Checkout Indian Disposable Phone Number to Bypass OTP Codes and join and share whatsapp groups.

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How to Remove Shortcut Virus From USB Drive

If your drive get infected with shortcut virus and if your drive doesn’t have any important files then you can simply format your drive to delete shortcut virus. But formatting is not a solution, to cleanup shortcut virus without formatting just follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1. First of all, go to start and search for cmd, right click on cmd and click on “Run as Administrator“.

Step 2. Now, go to infected drive by typing its drive letter. [ Let’s say it is i], to find your USB drive letter open “This PC” and check for letter, type i: and hit Enter.

Step 3. Type “del  *.Ink” (without quote) in cmd window and Hit Enter on your Keyboard.

Step 4. Now type “attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l” (without qoute) and hit Enter.

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Step 5. This will take few seconds to recover all your files. Once it is done, you can open your Flash Drive and you will get all of your files back .

After recovering your USB Drive you can use it normally as before get infected but if you plug in your USB Drive  into infected computer then your drive will again get infected. So, to remove the shortcut virus from computer follow the below given steps. Checkout how to install Dolby Atmos Apk in android and Spotify Music Premium App for premium feature, unlimited online streaming.

How to Remove Shortcut Virus From Computer

To remove shortcut virus from computer/laptop follow these instructions.

Step 1. First of all, open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del together or right click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager.

Step 2. Now, go to Process tab and look for process Wscript.exe, Scroll down and find that process. Right Click on it and click on End Task.

Step 3. After that, go to start and search for “regedit“, open it you will get Registry Editor. Now to go

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

Here search for Registry Key “odwcamszas” and delete this registry key. If you don’t find exact registry key then search for similar kind of registry keys and search them on google to know what they do. Checkout How to Change Boot Animation on Android Devices and How to Root and Replace Kingroot with Supersu in Android.

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Step 4. After deleting that registry key, shortcut virus get removed from your computer. If not then try these steps.

  1. Press Windows + R key together to open Run box, now type %temp% there and click OK. A temp folder will open, search for nkvasyoxww.vbs file and delete it.
  2. Go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Check Startup folder if nkvasyoxww.vbs  exist here then delete it.delete shortcut virus
  3. Press Window + R key, type “msconfig” into Run box and click OK, it will open System Configuration, Go to Startup tab, and look for nkvasyoxww.vbs uncheck it from startup and hit OK.

Note: File of VBS file may be different, just make sure you don’t have any file with any unusual name and VBS extension at the startup, registry, and temp folder.

In Windows 8, open Task Manager and go to Startup tab and disable nkvasyoxww.vbs from here.

Recover Data from Shortcut Virus

This will remove all Shortcut Virus from your Computer or Laptop if you face any problem feel free to ask in comment section below. Also read how to play youtube video in background and How to Fix This Copy of Windows is not Genuine Error.

Make sure you have complete protection installed into your PC like Kaspersky Total Security or McAfee Total Protection if not please download and install Kaspersky Total Security 2017 [ 5 Device ], McAfee 2017 Total Protection [ 5 Devices ] or any other antivirus which provide protection from all kind of threats.


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