What is the source of shortcut virus ?
When we connect a flash drive to a malware computer and transfer any file from PC to flash drive it automatically infect Pendrive and all files appears as Shortcut.
This virus can affect any external storage like Flash Drives. this is an anonymous malware which initially released online and spreading from one computer to another and we got Shortcut of files which are in USB drive if you try to open any file you will get error message.
Go to Start and Search for cmd, as it appears in start menu Right Click on it and Click “Run as Administrator“
Navigate to Flash Drive by typing its letter. [ Let’s Say it is F ], to find your USB drive letter open “My Computer” and check for the letter, type F: and hit enter.
Type ” del *.lnk ” (without in cmd window and Hit Enter on your Keyboard
Now type ” attrib -s -r -h *.* /s /d /l ” ( without quote ) and hit Enter .
Now back to your flash drive directory and look the changes