When I connected my Android phone to the PC to transfer some contents from the memory card, I was in for a surprise. The internal memory card was littered with Shortcuts and the external memory card showed nothing. All of the images, songs and other stuff had mysteriously disappeared. I have seen this behavior before, this is the work of the Shortcut Virus.
The Sortcut virus is not a powerful virus and does not create much complications, but it is irritating, your drive gets littered with shortcuts, some files may be hidden, clicking on each
folder opens it in a new window. Most of the paid antivirus remove this virus but for those who don’t have an Antivirus, I have put together a serious of steps that will aide you in removing this virus.
Step 1 : Navigate to your drive from the command prompt. For example, if the memory card of your mobile device is on drive E, use this command to navigate to that drive
Step 2: Now that you are in the drive that you require, run the following command.
E:\> attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*
Now check the contents on your drive. The Shortcut virus would have been completely removed and all your files would be back to its original state.
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