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How to Remove Shortcut Virus?

Want to Remove Shortcut virus From your System? The Shortcut virus is not a deadly or harmful virus, but it is an annoying shit! which can sometimes lead to data loss or mental torture to the person whose system is affected with it. I have also experienced the same problem, so decided to find a cure and share it with you to help all others. Hope, it will make your life easier too.

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How to Remove Shortcut Virus without Losing Data!

Shortcut virus is simply a VBS file, which keeps on Running in the background In order to maintain the shortcuts in your removable drives. It keeps on looking for the insertion and removal of new data tha you will insert in the pen drive or USB. whenever you plug-in your PD (pen drive) or any other removable media, this script hides all the data in a folder within the removable media, and generates the corresponding shortcut for each file and folder.

Whenever you’ll open any shortcut, indirectly you just execute the shortcut virus script and it opens the corresponding thing related to the clicked shortcut. When this script gets executed first time in any system, then It copied itself into the new computer And start running in the background.

Hence the new system also gets affected by this annoying virus. Now, whenever you’ll plug-in any new removable media to this affected system, it just does the same as told in the paragraph above. And the process keeps on repeating itself.

Methods to Remove Annoying Shortcut Virus Permanently

Hence, it keeps on spreading like a virus, Although it doesn’t have any negative effect on the system or harm the system, in some cases it leads to the loss of Data. For example, if you need to copy the whole data of your PD, and you just select all and copied items. All you get is shortcuts of 2 KB’s in your new destination, they’ll effective in running until you remove your PD and then these files will become invalid Shortcuts. That’s why I’m posting a trick about removing this annoying virus.

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Video Demo!

The video will demonstrate you about removing annoying shortcut virus using cmd, while you can also remove it manually. You can watch the next video in case you just feel uncomfortable with 2 lines of cmd commands.

Remove Shortcut Virus Manually from laptop

You can find this virus in your system in
“C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”
folder, but sometimes it is system hidden, so you’ll not be able to see it. In order to see it, and remove it manually; just watch following video.

Using Task-Manager to Handle Shortcut Virus

Here’s the Taskmgr’s view, where you can locate and destroy this virus completely. Because, without ending this process, you’ll not be able to delete this virus. keep this in mind that it keeps on running in the background, so Windows will not allow you to delete it, without stopping it from running.

If you are unable to delete the virus [which is a ‘.vbs’ file], do open your task-manager [ctrl+shift+esc] and try to find a process named “wscript.exe”, right click on and click on end process.

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If you find windows update is running kill that process also then try to delete that virus [.vbs] file. Try the Prepared Batch script (program) to deal with this virus, It will be Easy and safe to just remove it using the following script… The Cure of this virus is now One Click Away!

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