Virus

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  1. sameh83

    sameh83 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    badrobot Senior Member

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    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.
     
  4. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    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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