Shortcut Virus Fixer
Shortcut Virus Fixer is a user-friendly and reliable piece of software whose main purpose is to help you clean your USB stick from broken shortcuts as well as allow you to view hidden files which where affected by the Shortcut Virus.
This utility is not a virus removal tool so it will not clean your USB of infections, it is only aimed at fixing the effects of the Shortcut Virus. As such, if you are having malware issues, you should resort to scanning your portable drive with an anti-virus solution after using Shortcut Virus Fixer.
The application is sufficiently simple to work with, but after a few minutes following the first run, you will be prompted to input an 'Unlock Code', which can be found by clicking the hyperlink indicated in the popup window, on condition that you have an Internet connection.
After installing Shortcut Virus Fixer, every time you connect a USB stick to your computer, you will be offered the option of scanning it for broken shortcuts. The program analyzes the selected USB, then displays the found records in its main window, letting you press either of the 'Delete All Shortcuts' or 'Fix Hidden Items' button.
Moreover, using the 'Fix Broken Shortcuts' function, you can scan your system and detect if there are any broken shortcuts which need your attention, enabling you to remove or delete the discovered items. The tool can run automatically at Windows startup so you will not have to worry about launching it every time you want to use it. Also, Shortcut Virus Fixer allows you to choose the preferred deletion method, opting either for 'Move to Recycle Bin' or 'Delete Permanently'.
To conclude, Shortcut Virus Fixer is a useful and efficient program which is meant to assist you in removing broken shortcuts from your USB drive as well as fixing the hidden items on your device.