How to remove Shortcut Virus from Pendrive

Ram Kumar Chellam
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Dear Support,

Couyld you please help me how to remove this Shortcut Virus from Pendrive, i tryed the below setps but not working:

     Follow the below Steps to remove Shortcut Virus:

Go to Start -> Run -> cmd.
Go to your pen drive, memory cards or mobile phone directory.
Type del *.lnk (to delete all link files in the directory)
Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:*.*
Replace e with your drive letter.
And then press a gentle Enter.

Waiting for your reply

thanks
Kumar
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You need to delete the autorun.inf file from the root of the thumbdrive. Once deleted you should inoculate thrives using something like USBSet.
Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Hi thx for your update, could you please tell me how to delete autorun.inf file from the root.
I would suggest downloading and running USBSET (http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/topic/128367-usb-set-14/). It will delete the autorun file for you and put an autorun.inf folder on the drive with a hidden write only file in it (this prevents another piece of malware from easily writing another autorun.inf file to your drive). You should also disable autorun/autoplay on any computer (it is a little less convenient,  but will save you a hassle in the long run).
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Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Still no working, after trying this also same
What is the same?  Is the autorun.inf  FILE still there (not the folder)? As far as I know,  without that file your stock can have scads of malware on it but unless you purposely run it,  the files can't do anything.  If you still have malware,  but the autorun file has been taken  care of,  you can delete the malware executables.

Personally, I would use a Bootable 'NIX CD and copy all the files you want to keep off the stick,  then reformat and copy them all back.
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Thx

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