How to remove virus using cmd ( command prompt ) ?

   Hello friend messing up with some virus ? Though your antivirus software removes virus and problem persists, searching google for the removal and you are into a perfect site for a solution. Here’s a trick to remove all your viruses. Follow the steps given below to remove viruses using cmd ( command prompt ) .
How to remove autorun virus using cmd  ?Steps : 
  • Press ( Start or winkey ) -> Run -> cmd.
  • If you are at the root directory ( C drive ) then do the following, else give cd.. and come to the root C:> and do the following. 
  • Type in ( attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf ), without brackets and press Enter.
  • Type ( del autorun.inf ), without brackets and press Enter.
  • Follow this for all other drives. 
How to remove Shortcut virus using cmd  ?
  These Shortcut viruses are those which converts all your data inside your pen drive or Hard disk to shortcuts, and which are recoverable.

 Just follow the below given steps to remove shortcut virus from pen drive and recover back your files.

  • Go to Start -> Run -> cmd.
  • Go to your pen drive directory.
  • Type this command: del *.lnk and press Enter.
  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:*.*
  • And then press a gentle Enter.
          How to remove shortcut virus in Pen drives in Windows ?

Recover your files :

     You can recover your files through Winrar.

  •  Open WINRAR Application.
  •  Navigate to your Pendrive location or PC Folder location.
  •  Copy Files and Paste where you want.
  •  Format your Pendrive. 
How to remove empty Folder virus using cmd  ?
  Got some Files in your pen drive but they are empty! Because of the virus in your pendrive malfunctions your drive. How to remove this empty folder virus and recover files? Follow the steps given below.


  • Start -> Run -> cmd.
  • Type this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d x:*.
  • Here the letter “x” should be replaced with the drive alphabet of your pendrive that you have inserted into the computer.
  • If your pendrive shows the drive alphabet as “J“, then type  this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d j:*.
  • And then press a gentle Enter.


          Do a restart, and before that don’t open any drives after performing the following steps.  


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51 Responses

  1. Shane Green says:

    A virus I ran into modified the registry so executing an exe file would raise an exception by first trying to run some non-existent patch. Nothing on the computer worked at all, including regedit.

    I created registry snippet export from a like operating system that replaced the exe entry in the registry, copied it to a file using edit from the dos prompt and saved it to the Desktop folder using it’s 8 character truncated all cap abbreviation and the .reg extension. This way, when I rebooted the computer there was a .reg file on the desktop (Windows explorer also couldn’t be opened) that fixed the computer when I double-clicked it. Totally worked!

  2. Arriella says:

    interesting thanks

  3. Ojesi Blego says:

    your cmd code for removing autorun.inf from the computer hard disk does not work at all.

  4. Have you given correct directory?

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  7. Arunmathi says:

    How to choose pen drive directory?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, this was quite helpful

  9. Anonymous says:

    Really gud

  10. I tried it dut i am gettin that the process cant be completed becz its used by some other i cant delete autorun and link virus…what mst i do now?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Access denied – F:$RECYCLE.BINS-1-5-21-711698431-329572966-824906452-1005
    Access denied – F:System Volume Information
    it is showing this error

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  13. Anonymous says:

    this is working for me thank

  14. PANKAJ ARORA says:

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  15. Anonymous says:

    its really good

  16. diego anoos says:

    my god .. it doesn’t work on me :(

  17. Thanks man, its helpful….

  18. Thanks…
    Its helpful….

  19. Swati says:

    Shit…i have done all the steps mentioned by u to remove shortcut virus from pd nd last step – format that pd…bt now my data is not recovering…:( what should i do? image files not opening and everytym i copy data in pd and it is not opening…:( now help me out

    • Go to computer and tool(by Pressing Alt key) folder option then View, show hidden files , then unmark the Hide protected operating files then click “Yes” then press apply button all hidden files will open TQ

  20. silvano says:

    Hi, i have tried to follow your procedure,but i am getting an error message “attrib is not a recognised command” . Please,help

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Good day….thanks for the easy to understand explanation…i did follow your procedures/steps, however, the files or the “virus”is still there….i don’t know if it is a virus or not, but it still annoys me because all the files i am saving to my flash drive/pen drive are being renamed to “U¬U¬”….when i tried to delete it, i will get this error message “This system cannot find the file specified”.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Its useful

  24. Anonymous says:


  25. Anonymous says:

    shortcut virus works…thanks!!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    tnx. it works for me.

  27. hello, thank you for helping us. but i’m having trouble with mine.
    when i try your instruction on “How to remove Shortcut virus” and done typing “del *.lnk” it answers “the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.”
    please help me with this :(

  28. Anonymous says:

    I ran cmd to remove shortcut virus on drive D but when i typed the drive it said Access is denied. What can i do?

  29. Anonymous says:

    it worked for me thnx but after doing this in folder options in view option both radio butttons are enabled.i.e for “show” and “do not show hidden files radio buttons”.can any one help me?

  30. Anonymous says:


  31. Anonymous says:

    thnx …

  32. Anonymous says:

    it said access denied, what to do?