Prevent Shortcut Virus by Disabling AutoRun

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Shortcut Virus is a virus which comes from a malware infected flashdrive and spreads the infection when it was plugged into a computer. The behavior of this virus is to hides files or change your files into shortcuts in your USB Drive. And this situation is very irritating when we badly need our files for an important matter. There are many ways to unhide our files infected from shortcut virus such as using command prompt or using third-party software. But how can we prevent this shortcut virus so that it will never infect our computer.

To prevent USB Shortcut Virus from infecting your computer. Please follow the instructions below carefully:

Step 2 : Extract it using file decompressor such as 7-Zip or Winrar
Step 3: After extracting the zipped file, you can see 4 registry files, Double Click or open the 3 registry files namely 'Disable Autorun for All Drives_HKCU', 'Disable Autorun for All Drives_HKLM' and 'Disable Autorun_Sys'.
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    • Registry Editor
      • Adding information can unintentionally change or delete values and cause components to stop working correctly. If you do not trust the source of this information in C:\SamplePath\Sample.reg, do not add it to the registry. Are you sure you want to continue?
When there's a popup like this, just click 'Yes'.
Step 4 : Restart your desktop or laptop to apply changes.

Also remember, not to open files by double clicking the folder, navigate only through the navigation pane.

This is the safest way to prevent shortcut virus or any flashdrive viruses in infecting your PC, laptop of flashdrives. This helpful tips applies to Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and later versions.

This can also prevent attacks from the popular ransomware virus WannaCry.

For more computer tips, visit PinoyTechSaga daily.

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