Virus

sameh83

Well-Known Member
#1
On my sony VAIO duo 11 windows 8, I have a virus that makes everything a "shortcut" especially on my flash drives. The problem is, I want to reinstall windows from the recovery partition that's on the HDD. However, every time I try to copy the recovery partition onto a flash drive, it copies over to the flash drive in a "shortcut" fashion which hinders me from creating a bootable flash drive. I tried malware bytes and other antivirus programs to make it stop creating shortcuts but to no avail. I need help.
 


#2
Get into safemode and run your antivirus and any malware software and see if that cleans your system.

As far as reinstalling; use your Sony Vaio built in software to reinstall using the recovery partition. Have a look at this, page 4....

https://docs.sony.com/release/VGNT300series_Recoveryguide.pdf
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#3
Are you talking about ".lnk" issue? You can restore it back. There are many tutorials on the net. Just google up ".lnk" (note: "l" is "L" not big "i" ). I had that problem before and I didn't have to do a recovery.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#4
On my sony VAIO duo 11 windows 8, I have a virus that makes everything a "shortcut" especially on my flash drives. The problem is, I want to reinstall windows from the recovery partition that's on the HDD. However, every time I try to copy the recovery partition onto a flash drive, it copies over to the flash drive in a "shortcut" fashion which hinders me from creating a bootable flash drive. I tried malware bytes and other antivirus programs to make it stop creating shortcuts but to no avail. I need help.

Give this a try..... restore Default file associations.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html

Scroll down to exe - Executable application files.
and follow the instructions at the top from #1 to #7.


Scroll down to lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files.
and do the same as above.
 


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