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RECLCLER PROBLEM


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#1 novo

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:55 AM

Hi,
Two days ago I got an ‘exe’ file via e-mail which is a virus I think, and when I open the file, lots of other applications didn’t run with a warning that virtual memory is too low to open those applications as well as local disk drives (C:, D:, E: etc.). I have seen that RECYCLER of those drives are corrupted and I accidentally deleted those corrupted recycler files and now when I try to open any harddisk drive, a message appears that, ‘ WINDOWS CAN’T FIND RECYCLER\S-5-6-28-100010524-100023569-100018980-5691.com.’ Now I have to explore to open those drives.
Is there any idea to repair this problem without formatting harddisk? Please write if any additional information needed.
Thanking You,
Novojit,
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:05 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP - #64 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:39 AM

Thanks Budapest,
It's really works.
Everything is fine and computer is running normally.
Thanks Again.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:06 PM

Hey, I have the problem too, it really pisses me off that people out there create these things to mess up your computer. I'm really sorry, but I have very little knowledge of the inner workings of computers, and didn't understand the solution*. Seeing how happy novo was, I'd like to try this, so can I please have a clearer more idiot friendly version of the solution..please :thumbsup:

*by this I mean, how do you create a new restore point?

EDIT: Forget all of that, I worked it out in the end, following instructions, however, it didn't work, nothing happened, and I still need to 'explore' to open the drives. What do I do :flowers:

Edited by coolhuw, 19 February 2009 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:45 PM

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. On the Welcome page, click Create a restore point. On the Create a Restore Point page, enter a descriptive name for your restore point and then click Create.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for that help. Anyway, that is no longer my problem. The problem is I cannot get the solution you gave earlier to work. I downloaded the .reg file, I double clicked it, said yes, and got a successful message, I then restarted my computer, for the solution to take effect, but I still have to open the drives using 'explore'. AAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!! I'm trying not to get stressed... :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:56 PM

Were you logged in as an Admin when you ran the .reg file?
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:25 AM

yeah, I only have 1 account on my PC, so...
also, now McAffee won't update, I think the stupid virus screwed up a few things, gah!!

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:23 PM

Let's check if you are clean.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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