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Virus in RECYCLER Folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SonnyToo, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. SonnyToo

    SonnyToo Thread Starter

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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?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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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.
     
  3. SonnyToo

    SonnyToo Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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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.
     
  5. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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