Why folders change to shortcut icons?

October 2, 2010 at 00:46:22
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2GHz/1GB

When i insert my Kingston 2.0 pen drive i couldn't find my data instead i got shortcuts of my folders. I successfully retrieved my folders but the problem is even after i formatted my drive i still get the shortcut of my folders...so i appreciate any tips as how to get rid of the shortcuts....

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October 5, 2010 at 05:54:28

i got the same prob.all folder in my external harddisk n my pen drive are convert to shortcut.can i get my data back?before this,i scan it first using avira or panda antivirus but they didn't detect any viruses.plz help me.my email,norazzlee_23@yahoo.com

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November 10, 2010 at 02:38:41

I having the same problem. I think it is due to the virus. I also scan my pandrive using karpersky, but it didn't detect any virus.

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May 3, 2011 at 03:05:39

It happens due to Acer laptop's Mywinlocker and Shredder. These are crapwares and viruses. Avoid Acer laptops.

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May 3, 2011 at 03:07:22

It happens due to Acer laptops mywinlocker and Shredder crapware virus softwares.

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