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My usb-falsh-drive have shortcuts of every folder and even if I deleted They are remaining same. Have any one experienced it? How to remove or prevent it?

Thanks in advance, Vicky

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What happens when you try to delete a shortcut from your flash drive? –  Dave Rook Nov 20 '12 at 12:52
    
Run a virus scan –  pratnala Nov 20 '12 at 13:30
    
Format the drive. –  BroScience Nov 20 '12 at 13:37
    
If deleted also, shortcuts remains same when opened again. virus Scan will delete but won't prevent it. Formatted means the data will be lost . cannot plugin to any windows system , because the virus will start work ther and creating hidden folders and shortcuts. –  Ka Ba Su Nov 21 '12 at 12:43
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Formatting will remove the data and any virus as well. If you are paranoid, you can delete the existing partition and recreate it, then format it. Obviously, ensure your systems are clean as well or you'll only end up eventually re-infecting the drive. –  Karan Nov 21 '12 at 16:47
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Formatting will remove the data and any virus as well. If you are paranoid, you can delete the existing partition and recreate it, then format it.

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Thanks Vengadesh :) –  Ka Ba Su Nov 22 '12 at 10:41
    
If you're really paranoid, you can dd zeroes onto it, and then create another partition table. –  WindowsEscapist Jun 13 '13 at 0:21
    
If you're really really paranoid, you can just throw the usb-flash-drive away :) –  Kimmax Feb 27 at 17:48
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