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Suspected Recycler Virus

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#1 OriginalEggman


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:27 PM

Hello everyone,

A laptop with Windows XP Professional SP2 had the recycler virus amongst other things on it. I ran MalwareBytes as well as a Kaspersky Rescue Boot Disk. This cleared up many of the annoying pop ups and internet browser redirects. However the error message that came up when trying to access the C drive led me to google the message and find a Recycler hidden folder and I learnt about the RECYCLER virus. The message was "Windows cannot find RECYCLER/s-7-0-76-100012312-100030475-100024956-4936.com" or something along those lines.

After several attempts to delete this thing manually (which I can list if people need be) I wasn't really sure if I'd gotten rid of the thing as the RECYCLER folder still existed in C:\RECYCLER. I ran ComboFix (before taking an image backup just in case). This has seemed to get rid of the folder.

I just wondered if anyone can tell me a way of conclusively checking this thing has gone? Is ComboFix known for getting rid of Recycler? Is there any more info that I need to give to help diagnose such as ComboFix logs? Is the RECYCLER folder a normal part of windows Recycle Bin as many claim?

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.


Edited by OriginalEggman, 08 March 2010 - 12:31 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

@ EggMan to reiew your CombFix log . Post it with a DDS log ;;;
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Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 and not here,thanks.
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