Virus in RECYCLER Folder

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SonnyToo

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My virus protection application (F-Prot) supplied by my service provider keeps telling me there are virii in my RECYCLER folder on my D drive. Upon making this folder visible I find it has 4G of 'stuff' in it. How can I delete all this 'stuff' and stop these virus reports?

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Cheeseball81

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I'm not very familiar with F-Prot - but does it have its own Protected Recycle Bin?

Sort of like how Norton products have a Norton-protected Recycle Bin.

Sometimes simply emptying the bin can resolve it.
 

SonnyToo

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No F-Prot does not have a protected recycle bin like Norton's. This RECYCLER is a windows system directory. It is generally hidden.
 
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The recycler folder is just your recycle bin. If you can't empty it with a normal command ...

Open a command prompt (start > run cmd)

At the prompt enter:

rd /s d:\recycler

confirm the deletion of the recycler folder and all its subdirectories.

reboot the system afterwards.
 
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