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#1 alos_mangunsong


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:58 AM

hi, I have a RECYCLER folder in drive C:

I think that's a virus, but i dont know to get rid off it.
can someone help me?

below is a HiJackThis.log that I just did in my comp. maybe this could be useful to get some insight of my problem. thanks

EDIT: Removed HJT log data, no indication of malware...HJT is a malware tool, not allowed/used in this forum (which is not for malware issues) ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 20 January 2011 - 07:13 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:10 AM

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171694 .


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:49 AM

Bottom line, it's not malware. It's supposed to be there.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:27 AM

Hi - Please find the basic description of the folder listed below -
What is Recycler folder?
The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions and is referred to as a location where all the deleted files go after they have been deleted by the user. Now you may be wondering if it contains the deleted files then why we have the Recycle Bin.
When a file is deleted it goes to the Recycle Bin but when the Recycle Bin is emptied, the files are stored in this Recycler folder. This is the reason why we can still restore the deleted data in the Windows.
Difference between Recycle Bin and Recycler
Recycle Bin stores the file that are deleted from the computer until it is emptied completely whereas the Recycler folder contains a Recycle Bin for each user that logs on to the computer.

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