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how to get rid of virus that turns files into shortcuts on my laptop

everytime i put memory card or USB''s all files turns to shortcuts and i just need a solution besides downloading antivirus i tried them many times please help so i can do the same to others.
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  1. That is bad..

    If the virus replicates itself freely thru other media then installing an antivirus probably wont help.

    You may need to re-install the OS.
    Registry fix is not recommended.
  2. Best answer
    Have you tried installing/running the antivirus in safe mode?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/
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