Virus creating shortcuts and deleting files

Anyone had a virus like that that turning usb into shortcuts and even deleting files as well?

I suspect it is on a particular system

How to fix this ?
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
it is Shortcut Virus. Download and run Panda Free Antivirus and scan your PC.
http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10914099.html

even deleting files as well?
No, it doesn't delete files, it only change the attribute of files and folders. Open a command prompt as admin, type X: where X is your flash drive letter.
Copy this command and paste it to command prompt:
Attrib -h -s -r *.*
Hit Enter.
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
After doing so, suggest you remove your drive and insert again. If you got all your files back then that’s good, but if you still got shortcut virus, then the shortcut virus will be inside your PC. Have another scan e.g. using  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Suggest some hygiene check

Check yout startup folder or in Run command, type msconfig. Uncheck unnecessary software.

Do disable autoplay and autostart. This is the most common mean malware will exploit to spread to the laptop/notebook
https://www.lifewire.com/disable-autorun-on-a-pc-153344

 If you still cannot access your data saved on computers/laptops or other storage devices, try data recovery software e.g. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
https://www.easeus.com/file-recovery/remove-shortcut-virus-from-pc-windows-10-8-7.html

Also suggest you format the drive if you gotten back your files, just to make sure the drive is cleaned.
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For author advice.
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