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When I'm copying folders and files from my internal hard disk to the flash drive and the opposite, the folders and files are copied as a shortcut instead.

Avira Antivirus hasn't found anything.

How can I get the default behavior back?

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This doesn't sound like any virus I've come across. How are you copying them? Copy & paste? click & drag? – Miles Hayler Sep 20 '12 at 10:05
Why are you so sure it's a virus? I've removed that part of the question as it could be misleading. Does it happen with all flash drives or just a specific one? – slhck Sep 20 '12 at 10:11
@Msaleh - You really need to provide more information. What you describe is unlikely a virus. – Ramhound Sep 20 '12 at 11:19

My netbook did this before - I could not copy from my desktop to a folder on my desktop (it created shortcuts) and a system restore solved it.

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