Show Hidden Files and Remove Shortcut Virus
This type of virus/malware is very frustrating especially if you have very important files on your flash drive. The best way to deal with this virus is not to click anything to stop it from spreading to your computer system.
There are two methods that you can use to retrieve all your files from your USB device storage.
1. Use the Power of CMD
You’re going to type some scripts to unhide all your files but it will not remove the virus/malware.
Open command prompt and type ATTRIB –h –r –s /s /d X:\*.* and then press enter.
Note: You have to replace X with the drive letter of your flash drive.
Ex: ATTRIB –h –r –s /s /d F:\*.*
This script will show everything on your flash drive and you will be able to open all your files.
If you don’t want to type it manually, you can download this script I made to automate everything. It will show all your hidden files and also it will delete the virus and remove those shortcuts to clean your flash drive.
2. Use software
This is the best choice especially if your computer is already infected. It will remove the virus from your computer so it will not infect other flash drives.
The best software to clean your computer and your flash drive is USB FIX.
You can download this software for free. It scans everything even your computer’s registry to remove that filthy virus.
To avoid infecting your PC, do not to open your portable devices or hard drive via autorun or from “my computer”. Open your Flash Drive and Hard Disk by right-clicking it, then click explore, or type its drive letter in the windows address bar to prevent any script from running.