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Hi, I was scanning my C-Drive with Symantec corp edition. Whie scanning i inserted my usb flash drive and Symantec found a Virus on my flash drive and deleted it. I had a shortcut to  flash drive (V) that always worked when I double clicked on it. After it found a virus on my flash drive that shortcut stopped working. Everytime I double click on the shortcut instead of opening a Explorer window showing contents of V-Drive it gives me a small window with list of software that I can open with. If I browse to explorer.exe utility in that windows folder it opens for me but it does not own its own. Somehow the link for the shortcut on my desktop broke and it does not know what to do when i double click on it. Please help..  Thanks a lot.
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run spyware and antivirus to remove the torjan and viruses from your computer.

After that download the attached file, rename it .vbs
then run it
after that try to open the shortcut again.

kill-amvo-virus-usb-en.txt
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thanks for a quick response. Will it take care of issue I have? when I double click on usb flash drive shortcut on my desktop it will open up in exlorer ?  thanks
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