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Files on my flash drives changed to shortcuts

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October 31, 2013 9:34:08 PM

whenever i connect flash drives or memory cards on my laptop, all of its files turn into shortcuts. my laptop has a problem, i guess it's a virus, but whenever i run a full system scan on my laptop with my updated antivirus there is no virus detected.

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November 2, 2014 6:42:58 PM

i cant remove the virus ,even though my anti virus deletes the virus in my pen drive its recreating ,how to remove that , i recovered my files . and when ever i insert a new pendrive that also getting the same prob
December 2, 2014 1:59:23 PM

ICTiempo said:
You need to follow the steps in this helpful site In method 1 run each apps in your drive partitions respectively. in method 2 change the drive letter with your partition's drive letter one at a time.

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