The shortcut scanner detects and removes dangerous shortcuts in Windows

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Each time we install software on our Windows PC, a link is automatically created. While we uninstall and remove unwanted software from our PC, shortcuts can stay there. These unwanted, unnecessary and broken shortcuts not only confuse your PC they can also be dangerous. Spyware can use these broken shortcuts to transfer malicious code to your PC. It is therefore very important to keep an eye on broken links and remove them as soon as possible.

Finding broken and useless links on your PC is practically impossible and here we need Shortcut Scanner & Remover Software.

Shortcut scanners for Windows

Shortcut scanners are third-party software that scan and detect all hidden shortcuts that can be dangerous.

What are broken shortcuts

April 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


These are the remaining files that remain after uninstalling software. Broken links are not harmful, but must be removed because they take up too much space on your PC.

What are dangerous abbreviations

Dangerous abbreviations mean the abbreviation virus on your PC, where malicious codes are converted into abbreviations that otherwise cannot be found. The shortcut virus entered into your PC infects the boot segment and is activated as soon as your PC starts. The virus multiplies and gets worse with each illegal download from the Internet. These viruses are dangerous and must be immediately removed from your PC. In short, links containing arguments or malicious code are sent to the dangerous category.

PhrozenSoft has developed a simple and straight Shortcut Scanner with a very simple and user-friendly interface that works well on your Windows PC.

This software scans all drives on your PC and detects broken and dangerous shortcuts – both removable and local. The program also allows you to select a specific player for detailed analysis. It takes less than a minute to scan your entire PC and detect dangerous links. The key combinations are indicated as follows.

Shortcuts are listed as .ink files with their location on your PC. It classifies the links found into three categories – Dangerous Links, Suspicious Links and Broken Links.

Deleting dangerous shortcuts with the shortcut scanner

Dangerous abbreviations are displayed with a title that says Abbreviations that require attention. Although you may or may not see broken shortcuts, you should immediately remove dangerous shortcuts.

Download Shortcut Scanner here and check if dangerous or suspicious shortcuts are hidden somewhere on your PC.

Here are other free software to repair or remove broken shortcuts in Windows.

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