With this tool, G Data addresses the serious security flaw regarding shortcuts in Microsoft Windows products.
The program prevents the automatic execution of malicious code upon the display of primed shortcuts. After the installation, it monitors the creation of shortcut icons.
The “G Data LNK Checker” functions independently from an installed security suite and supplements it with a generic detection.
Regular desktop icons with usual and harmless mechanisms are displayed as usual. But if a malicious mechanism is detected, a red warning signal icon is displayed.