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How to Prevent/Avoid Shortcut Virus

Discussion in 'Computer Repair Questions' started by richardrr, Dec 30, 2013.

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  1. richardrr

    richardrr Forum Expert Established

    How to Prevent/Avoid Shortcut Virus?

    Most of the instructions out there on the internet is giving a solution on “Removing” a shortcut virus, how about information in preventing it to infect your computer? For this reason I decided to make one.

    This tutorial is very simple and easy to prevent this kind of virus or malware.
    1. Get an Anti-virus that can detect this kind of virus or malware. My personal recommendation is ESET NOD32 Anti-virus/ESET Smart Security, you can download it HERE and register for a free password.. To make your computer full secure you can buy for a licensed one if you can afford it, but If you can’t you can try my suggestion above.

    2. If your computer is already infected with this virus/malware you can still do step number 1 that I mentioned. And do a Full Scan all of your drives. Removed all virus that you found!

    3. If you can’t see the files you’ve created do this:

    Go to My Computer or Documents
    Click Organize in the top-left corner of your window (Win7) or View Menu (WinXP)
    Click Folder and Search Options (Win7) or Folder Options (WinXP)
    Under View Tab, uncheck Hide extensions for known file types and uncheck Hide protected operating system files. This will enable you to see your files again.

    4. Lastly to bring back your files to normal do this:

    Press window button + R or open Run Command
    Type CMD, command prompt will appear
    Type the following code or you can copy this:
    attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*

    Note: Assuming that e:\ is the drive of your flash drive or your disk drive, just change the drive e:\ with the right drive you’ve targeted to fix!
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
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