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    Strange problem with pen drives and memory cards

    I am facing a very strange problem while using memory cards and pen drives on my PC. Whenever I connect a pendrive to my PC and try to do data transfer, the data gets transferred automatically but a shortcut is created of the file. Clicking on the properties shows that its an application program of the same file. I dont know what the problem is. Scanning PC and pen drive for viruses gives no detection of virus. Even after formatting the pen drive and using it again, the problem still persists. Same applies for other devices which I connect to the PC like memory card.

    Can any member help me out to solve this problem?
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    3 Answers found.
  • Which antivirus you are using ?
    Try to use the good antivirus like antivirus of Quick Heal Technologies.
    Check that your Pen drive is creating the same shortcut in other's computer or not ? If the answer is No then buy a new good antivirus for your system.

    I think this is the only cause that is disturbing you .

  • Hi Shravan,
    It's a common problem which is called like "Shortcut Virus".
    It will not go away after reformatting and there is a specific softwares and guidelines you can go through.

    You Can follow the below steps and get rid of this problem.

    - Download Autorun Exterminator
    It willdelete the Autorun files in your removable devices and disk drives.
    Download Link :

    - After Downloading And Installing the software. Run it and it will automatically deletes those Autorun files when you plug in your removable device.

    - After that, Goto "Run", Start> All programs> Accessories> Run.

    - Type in the below code and note that you must replace the letter "f:\" with your removable device name letter. Check it on "My Computer".

    Code: attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*
    And Hit Enter.

    - Now You can check the Removable device and ensure you're getting the same problem.

    - Note: Download an antivirus tool "MalwareBytes anti-malware tool" which is effective in finding these types of common viruses and PUP, PUM detections.

    Hope you will get rid of Shortcut virus problem. Just reply if you got the result or having any trouble.

    Thanks & Regards,
    All I Can Do Is Be Me!

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