Files and Folders displaying shortcut in USB/ Flash Drive — Pay attention!

Posted: 21 : 11 : 2013 in Troubleshooting
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After several discussion forums and bunch of tries, it just won’t work!! I almost gave up.
The solution came to sense a half an hour after by USING DIFFERENT COMPUTER

The virus/malware infected my laptop, and thank you ALLAH I have 2 computers standby in the next room and in the living room. I did test on both, they worked fine and I wish they won’t get infection as well, knowing that I don’t have antivirus/ antimalware in my new pc, and NOD32 v4 in my older pc (but it didn’t do much, don’t bother click on it)

And yes, of all solutions spread in web, whatever you think it is, IT REALLY IS

First method:
1. Open CMD from start menu
2. enter a command; attrib -h -r -s /s /d h:\*.* (assuming your flash drive is on H:)
3. and hit Enter
4. wait until another line appear (below the one that u just typed in), then the work is done
5. go back to your USB/ Flash Drive delete all the shortcuts and anything unusual to your eyes
6. now you’re clean~

Second method:
I won’t recommend this method, it won’t harm your machine nor system, but it just hard on the ball to go through every file in your USB/ Flash Drive, this method use, however, ONLY TO OPEN YOUR FILE (in case it won’t open directly and you’re panicking without a reason)

1. right click on infected/ shortcut file and click properties
2. in the target bar, remove the address, put the original address (if only you remember) WITH the file extension
example: H:\document.docx or H:\document.lnk
3. hit Apply and OK

this however enable you to open the file, you can even save it to another folder somewhere else, this happen because the original file is still there, that evil thing just hide them from your beautiful eyes, but of course its a hard work
KEEP IN MIND — this only work on file that can be accessed and saved, you can’t expect to save a video right??

Third method:
1. open cmd
2. open the USB/ Flash Drive
example: type H: (if your USB/ Flash Drive is in H:)
3. type dir (this will list all files in the directory)
4. if you can’t change the attribution (from the first method), maybe you can move those files to another location from here
5. to that, you have to find it how, yourself

I’m sorry i couldn’t help much further, my kids crying, i have to go feed them, if i have a free time, I’ll update as quick as brown fox — Next time, I’ll try to screenshot them bastards!! ruined my day

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