A virus got into my computer via infected usb around two weeks ago. I don't remember the name of the virus cause a lot happened in those two weeks and I haven't even turned the comp on all this time. At the time I did manage to get rid of the virus after installing avast and using the scan-before-the-os-starts option. Now I'm using the pc again I'm noticing some kind of ghost recycle bin folders in my other D and E partitions that weren't there before.
The problem is this: whenever i erase a document or a folder it gets sent to the recycle bin as usual, but a duplicate of the erased data appears in the hidden recycle bin folders in D and E. This means, for example that if the document or file deleted where of 1 gb, this triplicates and now I have 3 gb less of available disk space, one from each partition. If I empty the recycle bin in C the data gets erased also from the other ghost folders. I would like those folders gone, please. Of course I can't erase them even going into safe mode, and also I can't erase the contents inside except by emptying the recycle bin in C. Is there a way to get rid of those folders without a complete reinstall of xp?
Edited by hamluis, 07 November 2013 - 06:30 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.