When you delete a file in Windows it is stored in the Recycle Bin and remains there until you empty the Recycle Bin or restore the file. On NTFS file systems, Recycler
is the name of the Recycle Bin Folder in each partition. On FAT Systems, the folder is named Recycled
This folder contains a Recycle Bin directory for each registered user on the computer, sorted by their security identifier (SID). Inside the Recycler folder you will find an image of the recycle bin with a name that includes a long number with dashes (S-1-5-21-1417001333-920026266-725345543-1003). This is used to identify the user that deleted the files. Once the recycle bins are empty, the legitimiate directories should be empty as well. By default, it is a hidden folder unless you reconfigured Windows to show hidden files and folders - unchecking "Hide protected operating system files in Tools > Folder Options > View.Recycle Bin overviewDifferences Between the Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder
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. In the "File to upload & scan
" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.