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How to Remove Shortcut Autorun virus from Windows PC

There are several ways to remove the shortcut autorun virus from your windows XP, 7, 8 or 8.1 and for that all you need is to carefully follow the steps that I’m giving here to delete the virus completely from your PC. These virus could do the worst possible damages to your system and if you are ignorant then replacing the hard disk will be the only solution. So take action before anything bad happens to your computer.

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How to Remove Shortcut Autorun virus from Windows PC {Updated 2015}

First of all i will explain what is an Autorun Virus.

Autorun.inf is a file which starts automatically whenever you insert your pen drive or a compact disk(CD).
so when this file is replaced with a coding which when started , can disable your antivirus and run other virus program from your pendrive or CD without your knowlegde.
Nowadays there is a recent shortcut autorun virus which will make your files in the pendrive into shortcut files.
well i shall explain you how to disable that virus :

  • disable the autoplay function in your system.
  • Install an updated antivirus program.

Disable Autorun (Windows XP) to remove Autorun Virus :

  1. Download TweakUI powertoy for XP : Click Here.
  2. Install it.
  3. Go to Start -> Powertoys for Windows XP -> Tweak UI.
  4. Expand ‘My Computer’ Tree in Tweak UI.
  5. Expand Autorun Tree.
  6. In Drives Section, Unselect all the drives.
  7. In Types Section, unselect all the drives.
  8. Click on Apply.
  9. Select OK.

Disable Autorun (Windows 7)  to Remove Shortcut Autorun Virus:

  •  Launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Win + R, then type Gpedit.msc and press     Enter. 
  • In The Local Group Policy Editor go to: 
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.
  • Locate the autoplay option and open it.  
  • Click the enabled button and select all drives from option  and apply .

 Preventive Measures to Stay Safe from Autorun Virus :

  • Disable the Autorun
  • Install an Antivirus!!!!!
  • Before opening any drive, scan it with a well known antivirus(listed at the end)
  • If you want to open it without scanning or if you do not have an antivirus installed (Not Recommended), then do the following :
  • Open My Computer
  • Go to Tools -> Folder Options
  • Go to View Tab -> Unselect ‘Hide Extensions for Known File Types’
  • Then select the required drive, right click -> EXPLORE. Do not double click to open the drive. This will activate the autorun file inturn activating the virus….
  • Do not files of type .lnk or .exe(unless you scan with antivirus).
  • Only open document files. 
  • Some files may contain double extension such as ‘xxx.doc.exe’ with a Document Icon. Those are definitely viruses. Delete them.

Deleting the Autorun virus from Windows OS Completely:

  • Launch the RUN dialogue box by pressing win + r , then type cmd .
  • In the command prompt type the below commands one by one
               attrib -h -r -s /s/d g:*.*
        replace the g with the drive name of your usb path.
          here h denotes hidden files, r is for read only files and s for system. -h -r -s are used for making them to remove those properties. /s is to process all files and /d is to process all folders as well.*.* denotes all files with any extension.
you simply change the letter g to your usb drive letter and run the above highlighted command and then run the below command :
              drive name:\\ del autorun.inf
              drive name:\\ del *.lnk
     replace drive name with your usb drive letter .
  • done with this for now.

Always have a antivirus installed and update it regularly. Nod32 , Avira , Avast and many more powerful antiviruses are available in the internet for free and prevent your system from Viruses. Still not able to remove the autorun virus completely ? leave a message in the comment section.

How To Recover Deleted Files from USB, Memory Card, Pen Drive

Have you ever been put into a situation of deleting your important files accidentally ?Not to worry because here we will discuss about the methods to recover your deleted files which were deleted by mistake or by a virus attack.Even the files which you have deleted using the “Shift+Del” command can be restored.Wonder how? Whenever you delete a file from your computer the file is not actually erased from your computer, instead your memory that has been occupied by the file is made free still keeping the file in that memory.So only when you add a new file in your system those old files will be replaced.So the chances of getting back the deleted file are 50-50.

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No matter if it is your Pendrive, Hard disk or any other storage media , until those files are not replaced by a new one they can be restored completely.Okay time to show you how to recover those deleted files.

Recover Deleted Files from USB, Pen Drive, Memory Card :

You can use this Best Paid tool for recovering any kind of Images or photos from your Memory card which were deleted by mistake.

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What you can do with this tool :

  1. Recover accidentally removed files
  2. Undelete Files which were deleted by mistake
  3. Recover upto 200+ formats of files from the memory card or pendrive or hard disk
  4. Recover shift + deleted files

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Steps to recover the deleted files from PC:

There are lots of methods to recover the deleted file but i would personally recommend this method because its worth your time.If you are only looking for a free software then download this one : Recuva other users follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Download this software named UnDeletePlus : Download UndeletePlus
  • After you have completed the process of installation open the software and have a look at its User-friendly interface.
  • Now quickly select the drive on which you have deleted your file and select the filter button at the top.You can search for any specific file or all at once.
  • There are lots of options under the setting menu like neglecting the files with zero size etc.Just go through it and select those settings that suits you.
  • Now click on the Start Scan button and wait for a while.All you need here is some patience.
  • Once the scanning process have been completed you can see the file in the window and a preview of the file will be displayed when you click on it.
  • Click on the recover file button and you will be asked for the license key.Register with them and get it or just surf the net you might get it for free somewhere.
  • Enter the license key and click on the continue button and you will be prompted to continue,Just click yes and you will get your file in the folder where you have specified.

Now you have successfully recovered the deleted file.If you have any other simpler methods to recover the deleted file post them in the comment section.