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Q: fix shortcut virus

i have connected a pendrive that contains  an autorun virus, after that my computer is displaying chain of windows update shortcut  on taskbar in long chain like format and repeatedly coming on taskbar. how can i fix this problem? and i cannot download and install the latest updates?

Answer

A:

Are you using Microsoft Security Essentials? Are you referring to Windows Updates or MSE Updates or both?

 

For the pendrive shortcut issue:

 

See if the following helps: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/8734-files-on-flash-drive-changed-to-shortcuts

 

http://www.techjunoon.com/files-on-externalflash-drive-changed-to-shortcuts-virus/

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/usb-flash-drive-shortcut-virus-0

 

-steve

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Windows Insider MVP (Security), Moderator Microsoft Community

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