Shortcut Virus

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  • Well,are you looking for how to remove shortcut virus from your pc,pendrive or flash drives?There are certain kind of virus remover tools available which you can use to remove them successfully and permanently.If you dont want to use any third-party software tools still there are some ways to remove them.

  • Before getting into how to remove the shortcut virus let me tell you what is this shortcut virus and its types.

  • Very often we transfer the files and folders from one computer to another computer or external storage devices such as pendrives,hard disks,flash drives,memory cards etc.Sometimes when we try to transfer an unknown malware infects automatically and we cant open the file showing some error message.This malware is called shortcut virus. It is a program which generally spreads through the web,flash drives or through some third-party software,etc and creates a duplicate of your original files.When you click on those files,the virus multiplies itself and installs more virus and some malicious software.This virus hides your original files or folders in the same removable media and creates a shortcut with the same name.

  • This shortcut virus is so intelligent that even many of the antivirus software is unable to detect or correct it.If somehow any software discovers and delete,it somehow manages to recover itself.

  • Types of Shortcut Virus:
      • 1.Flash drive shortcut virus

      • 2.File and folder shortcut virus.

      • Flash drive shortcut virus:

      • Actually, this is a trojan virus which consolidates every file available on your portable device and keeps them in a hidden folder.Then it establishes a new shortcut file, a other alternative options will be given except to click it in order to see the files.And once they are executed, this virus starts installing malicious applications onto your device that spies your computing routine and tries to steal your personal information.This virus is so dangerous that it can send the personal details including the credit card information to the hackers.
        • File and folder shortcut virus:

        • This virus is a combination of both trojan and worm,which will duplicate your files,hide and replace it with a shortcut with .exe or .vbs extension other alternative options will be given except to click it in order to see the files.And once they are executed, this virus starts installing malicious applications onto your device that spies your computing routine and tries to steal your important data.

        • How to remove shortcut virus permanently from your PC

        • Open Windows Task manager on your pc by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc and go to process tab.
        • Search for the process exe or any other such processes and right-click then End task.
        • Press Windows key+R and type 'regedit' and press Enter to open the Registry editor.
        • Then navigate to the following key:

        • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

        • Search for the registry key "odwcamszas.exe" and right-click then select.You may not find the exact same key but search for some other junk values which do nothing.
        • Now reboot your PC to save the changes.

        • Remove shortcut virus using Command prompt(CMD)

        • You can also remove the shortcut virus without installing any software using command prompt.For this follow the below instructions.

        • Open command prompt.Go to start>run>Type “cmd”and then press enter.
        • Enter the name of drive which you wanted to remove the shortcut virus.
        • Now type the following command and press enter.

        • “attrib f:*.* /d /s -h -r -s” or attrib-h-r-s/s/d f:\*.*(Assuming f is the drive)

        • Now just wait for the process to complete and this will remove the shortcut virus.

        • To know more methods to remove the shortcut virus without installing any software and to know the tips to follow in future for getting rid of shortcut virus please read the full article in the below given link.






Tutorial For Shortcut Virus