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  1. Pratik Gaur
    December 20, 2018 @ 9:29 PM

    I’ve problem like this please read carefully:
    my pendrives name is PRATIK and when i open my pendrive it shows a folder with shortcut icon and the folder name shows (PRATIK 16GB) and then i open this folder it takes time to open and shows the files, but when i insert my drive into anothers PC this folder not opens and shows the folder is empty. Please i request you to solve my problem.


  2. Mudike
    August 3, 2017 @ 3:22 PM

    Thank You, easy way to recover pendrive data


    June 22, 2017 @ 4:04 PM

    I still could not get the solution to the problem. When i am cleaning all the shortcuts i.e. .lnk files I am getting a msg access is denied, and after that I am typing in that command (attri…) then nothing happens.


  4. Anonymous
    November 5, 2016 @ 11:40 PM

    Sir, I did all this and I dont know why… But there were No such files-fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe. when hijackthis scanned the computer… So i went on to the next step of the command prompt and amazingly the problem was solved…but…. Then when i again reinserted my pendrive… The problem returned-same shortcut file of my USB…. Plz try to find a solution…i will be so very grateful…Thanks


    October 12, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

    as am having some important data on my pen-drive ,which is required very soon,
    when am trying to open my pen-drive a short cut is coming with a following message. RunDLL There was a problem with starting. \0YyOoEm8gYyWsliGg6eOQGoEkAqm8YyWwUu81. Y6Woua8YEm CUIawaslyGoUua0Eukc2iGgumoQiGC2A0YEw. THE SPECIFIC MODULE CANNOT FOUND. PLEASE HELP ME HOW TO REMOVE IT AND SAVE MY DATA.WAITING EAGRLY FOR YOUR REPLAY.
    Please send a detail explanation for this ,as am not so much familiare with this.



  6. jorj
    August 25, 2016 @ 5:15 PM

    hello my friend i n sort of this viruses use msiecxe.exe for doing that ???
    its big problem


  7. baskker
    August 12, 2016 @ 10:31 AM

    realy very super,ok i want system and networking technical support guide


  8. Pankil Chhabra
    May 1, 2016 @ 1:19 AM



  9. vijay
    April 29, 2016 @ 8:50 PM

    After I entered into my usb drive I write del*.lnk but shows me is not recognised as an internal or external command operable program or batch file plz help me I used in command prompt


    • iTechtics Staff
      April 29, 2016 @ 11:32 PM

      There is a space between del and *. The command should be del *.link


  10. chandrakala
    April 21, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

    after running the command del *.lnk i’m getting access denied..So plz tell me how to get access


    • iTechtics Staff
      April 27, 2016 @ 1:58 PM

      Are you running the command prompt as an administrator?


      • James Creche
        December 26, 2016 @ 2:31 AM

        I am and it’s giving me that problem


      • Abdul Rahaman
        November 8, 2017 @ 5:49 AM

        Yes even after running cmd as administrator


        • iTechtics Staff
          November 8, 2017 @ 10:04 AM

          Sometimes ownership is not given to the administrator in NTFS file system. Please try to take ownership of the complete folder and give yourself full NTFS permissions. Then try the command again.


          • Aditya sunil Kolte
            December 23, 2017 @ 2:43 AM

            My pendrive has FAT32 file system but still it’s showing access denied

  11. Ruchira Perera
    March 6, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

    It worked for me. Thank you !


  12. sushil
    February 8, 2016 @ 3:18 PM

    Didn’t worked. When I copy my contents into my pendrive, ol were created a shortcut nd when I double click on shortcuts it shows an erorr called ‘


    • iTechtics Staff
      February 8, 2016 @ 4:38 PM

      Sushil you should first scan your system for viruses with a good antivirus and latest updates and then try to remove the virus from pendrive.


  13. sajeed pathan
    January 27, 2016 @ 7:49 PM

    i have a problem with automatic shortcuts creating in my pendrive.

    also was try the very solutions but this problem not fixed.
    so i request you to plz give me solution above.
    as when i re insert my pendrive
    then the shortcut will created.
    when we click on them
    RunDLL error occures.
    such type error msg display.
    so plz help


  14. Strider X
    November 11, 2015 @ 11:02 AM


    You need to try MCShield. Lightweight software that quickly scans any usb drive on insert.Pretty sure it take care of your problems…


    • Vikram
      May 28, 2016 @ 5:22 PM

      Strider X, thanks buddy….MCShield worked for me.


    October 11, 2015 @ 10:44 PM

    Sir i am not getting fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe. this files after we apply run command


  16. Natalia
    May 27, 2015 @ 8:01 PM

    I have an issue, I´m trying to remove the virus but the access to the autorun.inf is denied,
    im desperate i have at least 4 pendrives with this issues and I cant access my information, if i could show a print screen of the folder maybe you could understand better. PLEASE HELP


  17. Ankit
    May 24, 2015 @ 7:59 PM

    I don’t find any process and file name fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe. Please help me in resolving the virus issue.


  18. noman ul haq
    May 15, 2015 @ 6:57 PM

    Respected sir.
    thanks you very much for your kind support but i would like to tell you about another problem i have been facing after connecting usb drive . all the files are shown just for 5-7 seconds and suddenly they all hides and only one shortcut appears showing the size of the usb drive 8Gb(example) when i double click on it i can see all my files but its very irritating to see all the files hidden in one shortcut…….. please reply if possible to remove this problem permanently. thanks


  19. core
    May 12, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

    Eset nod32 antivirus can easily solve this problem.


  20. Diego
    April 8, 2015 @ 9:25 AM

    After trying all procedures found in different forums blah blah, as of April 8th 2015, installing many maleware, antivirus soft, etc. The following is the
    procedure that worked for me and I recommend you to try before intalling too many unnecessary software.

    If you do not know what CMD is ..then quit here, or just ask any kid or basic computer knowledgeable person to read this and do it for you.

    To CHECK you have this virus try START -> msconfig -> it will automatically close… you won’t be able to even keep the window open


    start in safe mode with network capabilities (restart -> F8) If you can´t then start windows normally and unplug you pc power cord. then you will be given the option of safe mode

    download & install malewarebytes

    download & install avg

    restart system

    Control Panel -> Foler options -> View:
    – select show hidden files, folders, or drives
    – untick Hide extesnions for known file types
    – untick Hide protected operating system files
    Click OK

    Plug in infected pendrives or sdcards

    start -> cmd -> copy & paste “attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*” (without the ” ” Replacing f: with the drive of you pendrive) if more than one, repeat the command with each mounted drive letter

    widnows explorer -> go to each mounted drive -> select all files (do not open any file!) -> shift+Delete -> OK

    Now your pendrive/sdcard is empty with no infected files

    start->all programs -> maleware->tools->chameleon

    Try each “#” option until you get a comand prompt window not suddenly closed and a clean desktop background

    do not run malewarebytes, just ctrl+alt+del -> select restart -> “cancel restart” as soon as you see the option when windows is forcing to shut processes

    you are back to windows desktop with icons and all (somehow virus process is not running now)

    start -> msconfig -> startup -> disable Microsoft Windows Based Script Host

    AVG -> Full Scan

    AVG -> Options -> Virus Vault -> Virus found ASP/Backdoor -> Select and open folder location

    Delete folder (usually c:/users/user/appData/Roaming/*)

    AVG -> now clean all detected theats in Vault

    Run Full Scan of all drives with malewarebytes -> clean everything detected

    Restart Windows normally

    START -> msconfig -> it opens ! 🙂 and no microsoft base script is listed

    Now copy a file into a mounted drive (pendrive) … wait a bit … F5 .. no shortcut created! 🙂



  21. piyush raj
    April 5, 2015 @ 9:11 PM

    thinks a lot but i can not get my answer


  22. piyush raj
    April 5, 2015 @ 7:47 PM

    i did’t get fypuasx.exe files when scanning with hijackthis plz help me


  23. Harmain Ahsan
    April 4, 2015 @ 5:11 PM

    hi ,
    i have a problem with my laptop that whenever i attach usb or memory card with it then virus attack on the data of the device
    it creats shortcuts or put all the data in 1 file


  24. UsbFix
    March 27, 2015 @ 12:45 PM


  25. sruthy
    January 30, 2015 @ 7:12 AM

    I have two. Shortcuts namely look.vb and pass.vb. I can’t copy and paste any files


    • iTechtics Editor
      January 30, 2015 @ 7:22 AM

      Both of them seem to be malware vb scripts. If you don’t recognize these files in your flash drive then you should probably delete them. If you have already run the autorun.inf file then you should scan your system for viruses to make sure that the system is not affected.


  26. Arlene
    November 10, 2014 @ 5:07 PM

    I have MS Security Essentials in my PC. Is it a good antivirus to detect this kind of virus? Please reply, thanks.


    • Usman Khurshid
      November 18, 2014 @ 3:58 AM

      While very basic, Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good antivirus which keeps most of the threats and viruses from the system.


      • panbuarasu
        March 25, 2015 @ 8:02 PM

        i want to ask for help with you how to remove virus secure browsing in your laptop or pendrive.i have been infect with this virus. for the 1st time i face with this virus, i have format my pendrive. but this type of virus still in my pendrive. i still cannot remove it.
        help me pls


        • iTechtics Editorial Team
          March 25, 2015 @ 11:27 PM

          panbuarasu the first thing you should do is to scan your computer for viruses. All the computers where you use your pen drive should be scanned. After completely scanning and formatting your usb drive again, share the results with us.

          Logically speaking, the pen drive does not have any viruses when it is formatted. It gets infected with viruses when it is connected with an already infected system.


        • ash kosuke
          May 31, 2015 @ 8:45 PM

          For virus secure browsing,first copy your file from pendrive as backup to other place and format the pendrive..Then u just need to run msconfig and untick secure browsing startup,after that, start task manager and end process secure browsing..then all work..


  27. Ana
    September 28, 2014 @ 3:49 AM

    Thanks lot. I used this HijackThis tool way back 2008, not sure if the one i have been using is the same with this one. The icon is different. What i have been using before look like a tree with green leaves. And then, i encountered again this virus giving me head ache so i googled this tool and so happy it still does exist. Just wanted to say thank you. This helped me then, and helped me again this time. Thank you for sharing. God bless! 🙂


    • Usman Khurshid
      September 28, 2014 @ 8:24 PM

      That’s perfect Ana that it solved your problem. HijackThis tool is the same except that it has been bought by Trend Micro a long time ago.


  28. stefano
    July 24, 2014 @ 1:57 AM

    You’re a genius. Thanks a lot! It works 100% Thanks, ciao,


  29. amit huda
    April 18, 2014 @ 2:58 AM

    really helpful brother…..thank you very much


  30. emegeve
    April 5, 2014 @ 8:57 AM

    Thank you very much for sharing this. Works like a charm.


  31. Anonymous
    March 26, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

    thank u sir ur great


  32. Hridom
    February 22, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

    According to your advice,i cut the file from pendrive to Drive D: but when its completed then this file gone to hide again… And this one was a movie,i cant find it…. ** but i didnt use antivirus .. Plz give me a solution..


  33. daniele trevisan
    February 9, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

    I solved the problem by doing a system restore. Apparently the problem was on the computer not the pendrive. After that I used a software called IMSS to clean the pendrive


  34. Waad GH
    February 9, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

    I have the same problem as Daniele Trevisan and I didn’t find fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe
    and used antivirus didn’t work it find the virus and ever time I deleted it come back
    and when I do full scan it appears VBS/safa.sjd virus there again and again I google it and find that it is the same USB drive virus so can you help me please.
    thank you


    • Waad GH
      February 9, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

      and also tmxnftcqgr appears on the USB


  35. Akila Dilshan
    January 23, 2014 @ 3:26 AM

    I too have had the same infection. But I had to spend a few minutes to completely remove this virus from my PC and pen drive. Here are the thing what I did… I firstly installed Eset NOD32 Antivirus 6 program on my PC. Then Activated it using User Name and Password. Then, updated it. Then, I inserted my pen drive to the PC and scanned both the PC and pen drive completely. Then, I saw that the shortcuts were deleted as they were detected as viruses. Then, using the command prompt I removed the hidden attribute of all the files and folders which were in my pen drive. The problem was solved.


  36. Daniele Trevisan
    January 5, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

    Any good online scanner you can suggest? I’ve got Bit Defender installed in my PC but it did not detect the virus. I tried also Avast, Malawarebytes, Superantispyware, Smadav, but the problem is still there. I tried copying the content of the flash drive (only hidden files, not shortcut files) formatting the flash drive and then restoring the content but with no success.


  37. Daniele Trevisan
    January 5, 2014 @ 7:47 AM

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I did not find the fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe files, not using Hijackthis, not in the task manager nor in my profile folder.


    • Usman Khurshid
      January 5, 2014 @ 8:12 AM

      The shortcut virus comes in so many forms and flavors. I think you have encountered another version of it. You may run a virus scan of your computer to completely get rid of it.


  38. Daniele Trevisan
    January 5, 2014 @ 7:44 AM

    Hello, I have read your post regarding the usb virus. I’ve had this problem for a few days now and I cannot find a solution. I have followed your steps but the system keeps regenerating the shortcuts after just a few seconds after they are deleted. Any time I insert a flash drive into the computer, all the files are converted to .lnk. Could you please tell me if there are any other solutions for this?


    • Usman Khurshid
      January 5, 2014 @ 8:10 AM

      If it’s appearing again and again that means your system is infected. You will need to scan you system with a good antivirus. You may use the online scanning option if you don’t want to install an antivirus on your computer.


  39. IGEDHE
    December 16, 2013 @ 3:29 AM

    I have that virus but after I followed your helps I can find the fypuas.exe and fypuasx.exe in my computer..
    But the shortcut virus is exist, please help me..


    • Usman Khurshid
      December 16, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

      After following the steps above, you will need to scan your computer with a good antivirus to get rid of the pendrive virus completely. Did you scan your computer for threats?


  40. thomas
    December 10, 2013 @ 5:21 AM

    am havin a problem deleting the fypuasx.exe files


    • Usman Khurshid
      December 10, 2013 @ 5:06 PM

      What error message do you get while deleting fypuasx files? Tell me the exact problem you are having ..


      • thomas
        December 10, 2013 @ 11:50 PM

        i deleted all the codes 04 after scanning with hijackthis but now i wanted your help in deleting the other fypuasx files in the task manager and the rest


        • thomas
          December 10, 2013 @ 11:52 PM

          could you like please help me in detail cos i really want to remove this virus from my computer