What Is a Shortcut Virus and How Can You Remove It?

A shortcut virus is a kind of Trojan/worm combination that hides all of your files and folders, then replaces them all with shortcuts that look exactly the same. When you launch one of these false shortcuts, you end up running malware that duplicates the virus and further infects your system, leading to stolen personal data, worsened system performance, and all kinds of other malware-related side effects. Shortcut viruses mainly affect physical file transfer devices like USB flash drives,...

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