Weird problem concerning $RECYCLE.BIN

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Fyreman

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I have a couple of problems:

#1) Is that I've run a virus scan on my laptop (running VISTA) thru AVG and it says this file- C:\$RECYCLE.BIN|S-1-5-21-3969566641-39007500-1738613080-1000\$RTJKKB1.EXE is infected and needs to be removed. Unfortunately AVG was unable to remove it.

#2) When I go to look for $RECYCLE.BIN in the C: drive, I can't find it. I have also made the "hidden" files available for viewing.

Now when I look into the registry, I find this "S-1-5-21-3969566641-39007500-1738613080-1000" and this "S-1-5-21-3969566641-39007500-1738613080-1000_Classes" under the HKEY_USERS tab.

Anyone want to try and help with this VERY odd problem??

Thanx in advance...
 

askey127

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Hi Fyreman,
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Download and Run Temp File Cleaner (TFC.exe)
Download Temp File Cleaner and save it to your desktop.
You might want to Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs... including your browser!
Right click TFC and choose Run as administrator
If you have a lot of junk files to remove, it could take a while, so please be patient and let it finish.
When it's done, it will report the total size of files removed. If it asks to Reboot, choose to do so. This will remove files that could not be removed while Windows was running.
After Restart, log back in to your usual account.
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If you don't see the Recycle bin on your desktop:
Right click on an open space on your desktop
Choose Personalize
Click Change Desktop icons
Select Recycle Bin in the dialog box and click OK.

Let me know how it goes.

askey127
 
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Just wanted to drop in a hint. If you want to see the $RECYCLE.BIN folder using Windows Explorer you need to also do this: click on Organize > Folder and Search Options > View, scroll down and uncheck the box next to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), click on Apply and then OK. Close Explorer and re-open it and when you expand the C: drive the $RECYCLE.BIN should be visible.
 

Fyreman

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To both, thanks for the reply.

askey127- I've completed the task and will run another scan. Also it's not the icon of the Recycle Bin, it's the $RECYCLE.BIN file under the C: drive I couldn't find. Did find it though. Anything else??

Mark1956- your suggstion did the trick, thanks.
 

askey127

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TFC should have wiped that offending file. You can save TFC on your desktop and use it to clean up your machine every week or two.
Glad you can see the recycle bin again.
Good Luck.
 
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