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Old 16. Sep 2010, 04:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy How to completely delete the RECYCLER virus???

I found this in google:
1st: Go to Tools>Folder Options>View>unckeck this items below:
1>display the contets of system folders
2>hide extensions for known file types
3>hide protected operating system files(Recomended)

2nd:check all other options in VIEW

3rd:APPLY>OK.

4thownload unlocker 1.87 ,install it after that enter any drive (C:,D:,........) and delete the recycler folder >then a error message will appar and shows that " can not delete RECYCLER:access is denied." it's in use.>click "OK">after that the "unlocker 1.87" will appears automatically and will give options "noaction","delete","rename","move" at down-left corner and there you can select " delete" optinon by scrolling down and after that you can success fully delete the virus,RECYCLER,from that drive.


continue this proccess for all drives where you can see RYCLER folder
It's not working. I tried deleting it using unlocker 1.9 it keeps on coming back. Is there a better way?
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Old 16. Sep 2010, 05:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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um... recycler folder isnt a virus... it's part of windows
It's the recycle bin folder. Leave it alone lol
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Old 16. Sep 2010, 05:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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very funny.
it has autorun.inf file with it.

this is the most convincing of all
cmd:
del /a:rhs f:\autorun.inf

... but still it only disappear for few seconds and back again.
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Old 16. Sep 2010, 06:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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-.- is right. RECYCLER is a system folder. So, its better if you stop deleting it. But, if you are in doubt, run antivirus scan on your PC. Also, you can scan the PC with MalwareBytes Antimalware.
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Old 16. Sep 2010, 07:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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it goes away for a second because you deleted it, but then gets recreated because now you got something in the recycle bin :S
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 03:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Tip Anupam.
I got the solution to the Recycler Virus! hehe I just killed that virus that's bugging me for a month finally.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 03:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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damn i can't delete it!

last try linux.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 08:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think you did not read my earlier post carefully :

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RECYCLER is a system folder. So, its better if you stop deleting it.
It is a system folder, and so it won't be deleted how much you try. What can I say, except good luck.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 08:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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There really is a "recycler virus." Actually there are many that use the name recycler.exe or recycle.exe There are also those that masqurade as the recycler folder, but with a slightly altered spelling like recycled or such. I believe that the recycle bin folder could also become infected, but just because you have a folder in the root of your drive called "recycler" does not mean you have the virus.

As Anupam says the folder labled "Recycler" is a normal system folder. You can't get rid of it. Every Windows install has one one every drive and partition.

If indeed it has been infected, and as you say it contains an autorun.inf so it appears that you have, then following these steps might work. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=185099 However I think it may be dug in deeper than just the folder itself so simply deleteing it won't work. Why not try some Virus programs like the ones we recommend on the site.

If you google the terms "AUTORUN.INF AND RECYCLER VIRUS" You will come up with a lot about it.
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... but just because you have a folder in the root of your drive called "recycler" does not mean you have the virus...
As far as I know, you get a folder called RECYCLER in the root of every partition in Win XP SP3. So, if jamblebee is on Win XP he should indeed have to have that folder in the root of his drive (on Vista or Win7, it's a little different).
If it's infected or not, is another story and following Ritho's advice is wise.
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