How To Remove Shortcut Virus Windows 7/8 and Read Hide files On Pendrive/PC

Your files turned into shortcuts on USB/PC? Many people are having the same problem and its so frustrating.  Bassically it spreads via USB memory sticks or external hard drives, and “converts” all the files into shortcuts.  Fortunately the real files are still there, the user is just unable to see them. We will fix the problem in five simple steps.
 Remove Shortcut Virus

Step One
First, you need to make all files visible. The following process apply for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Pick Folder Options
  • >Click on “View” tab
  • Clear the following check boxes:
  • Clear the check box “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”
  • Clear the check box “Hide extensions for known file types”
  • Click Accept to apply the changes

make all files visible

Step Two
We need to make sure that your computer is clean from the infection. Do a scan with updated antivirus(If possible). And follow the bellow process (Widows XP/7/8):

  • Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and End Process for any WSCRIPT.EXE that is currently running. (This will stop the running virus, the next steps are for preventing it from running again next time you start your computer)
  • Click on Start
  • Type REGEDIT and Tap Enter
  • Click on Software\
  • Click on Microsoft\
  • Click on Windows\
  • Click on CurrentVersion\
  • Click on Run.
  • On the list on the right find any reference to a file that ends with  .vbs and take note of were that .vbs file is located
  • Go to the said location and delete the .vbs file
  • Go back to Regedit and delete the key referencing thtat said .vbs  file

Step Three
If everything went fine at this step you should be able to see “new” files in your USB drive. The formerly hidden files probably are your missing files and folders. The shortcuts  on the other hand were created by the infection and are not related with your files.

Proceed to delete the shortcuts, the Autorun.inf, any .vbs file and everything you don’t recognize as yours. Needless to say, be careful, do not delete your legit files!
delete the shortcuts, the Autorun.inf, any .vbs file

Step Four
To permanently change the properties of your files back to normal we need to open the Command Prompt. On Windows 8, Vista and 7:

  • Click on Start
  • Type cmd in the first box you see
  • Press ENTER

On Windows XP:

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Run
  • Type cmd
  • Press ENTER

Step Five
On the black Window that appears -technically called the Command prompt- write the commands shown on the picture. Don’t forget to replace the letter X with the letter of your infected drive.

For example, if your affected drive letter is F then the command should be
attrib -h -r -s /s /d F:\*.*

After writing the command hit enter and wait a few seconds while the changes are made.
Command prompt

Go back to the file explorer and see if the file attributes are back to normal.
Removed Shortcut

How to make bootable usd drive from windows 8/7 dvd or pc files

It is a easy process to create a bootable pendrive through command line (CMD). I will tell you the process step by step.

Step 1: 

Copy the windows files from dvd or mounted iso file and save them to a folder in your harddisk. You just need to make sure you know where it is located.

Step 2: 
Make sure your pendrive is inserted, go to start search cmd , right click on it and select run as administrator. CMD will appear, now you need to write the below comands one by one:

list disk
select disk 1(Warning: choose  the usb device, you will recognize it by its size)
clean   (this will erase the usb)
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs    (this will format the usb drive and will take 10-15 minutes)

make bootable usd drive from windows 8/7 dvd or pc files

Step 3: 
After the format is done you have to continue writting  in command promt :
exit (this command will exit the disk part function)

Step 4: 
Now you have to write the path to the executable file in your windows saved folder, make sure that in your windows folder you have the boot folder with the bootsect executable file. For my case, I putted this file in E:\win8
So I made this command below:  

E:  (to enter the drive of my windows file)
cd win8  (to enter the folder of my windows file)
cd boot (to enter the folder of boot file)
bootsect.exe/nt60 h:   (h is the letter of the usb drive ,this comand will update the boot core)

Step 5:
Now you have to copy all the files in the windows folder to your usb drive.

ALL DONE. You can install windows from the usb drive.  Bookmark my blog, hope this will help you a lot. Thanks.