Monthly Archives: December 2013

VBScript “shortcuts” virus removal

Everybody likes music, so many people are downloading music albums or collages from untrusted sources be they illegal torrents containing copyrighted material, P2P networks or files hosting websites. After downloading and unpacking the archive we can see the folder is containing more files than the supposed music files, in our example: – an autorun.inf file; – an autorun.exe file; – a VBScipt file in our example 2.vbs; – the real music files, the songs respectively; – shortcuts with the same name as the songs; It is a VBScript virus, very annoying but simple to remove manually. I dare to say it is simpler to remove manually than with an antivirus …

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