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Can't delete $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information


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#1 pilbiruusa

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:45 AM

Hi there,

I've had $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information on my computer for some time. Every time I delete them, they just reappear. They're on all three of my internal hard disk drives plus on my external hard disk drive. I would really like to remove them without losing any of my data. I hope I can get a reply soon. Thanks

 

Here's the result of running dds.com :

 

 

 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Toshiba at 12:31:16 on 2013-11-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.62.1033.18.1990.610 [GMT 7:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ChgService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\BulletinBoard\TosNcCore.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\BbDevMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
C:\Program Files\Smadav\SMC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Users\Toshiba\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosA2dp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHid.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHsp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosAVRC.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\tosOBEX.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtProc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_7_700_224.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_7_700_224.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
.
uStart Page = hxxp://search.babylon.com/?babsrc=HP_def_obla&affID=120007
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.searchamong.com/searchview.php?source=64020400f00960c0ef04052547b134b3&query={searchTerms}&cat=webs&bar=true
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.searchamong.com/searchview.php?source=64020400f00960c0ef04052547b134b3&query={searchTerms}&cat=webs&bar=true
mStart Page = about:blank
uProxyServer = cache2.itb.ac.id:8080
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.searchamong.com/searchview.php?source=64020400f00960c0ef04052547b134b3&query={searchTerms}&cat=webs&bar=true
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search/?q=%s
mURLSearchHooks: uTorrentControl2 Toolbar: {687578b9-7132-4a7a-80e4-30ee31099e03} - c:\program files\utorrentcontrol2\prxtbuTor.dll
BHO: SearchAmong Toolbar: {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2EED3B} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: uTorrentControl2 Toolbar: {687578b9-7132-4a7a-80e4-30ee31099e03} - c:\program files\utorrentcontrol2\prxtbuTor.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - c:\program files\avast software\avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper: {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: SmartSelect Class: {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: uTorrentControl2 Toolbar: {687578B9-7132-4A7A-80E4-30EE31099E03} - c:\program files\utorrentcontrol2\prxtbuTor.dll
TB: SearchAmong Toolbar: {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2EED3B} -
TB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: uTorrentControl2 Toolbar: {687578b9-7132-4a7a-80e4-30ee31099e03} - c:\program files\utorrentcontrol2\prxtbuTor.dll
TB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: SearchAmong Toolbar: {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2EED3B} -
TB: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - c:\program files\avast software\avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
uRun: [Messenger (Yahoo!)] "c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
uRun: [RESTART_STICKY_NOTES] c:\windows\system32\StikyNot.exe
uRun: [Boxoft Tools] "c:\programdata\boxtools\Boxofttoolbox.exe" -autorun
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\toshiba\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [ITSecMng] c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth toshiba stack\ItSecMng.exe /START
mRun: [SmartAudio] c:\program files\conexant\saii\SAIICpl.exe /t
mRun: [TWebCamera] "c:\program files\toshiba\toshiba web camera application\TWebCamera.exe" autorun
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [PDVD8LanguageShortcut] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd8\language\Language.exe"
mRun: [BDRegion] c:\program files\cyberlink\shared files\brs.exe
mRun: [TosNC] c:\program files\toshiba\bulletinboard\TosNcCore.exe
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 9.0\acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
mRun: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 9.0\acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe] c:\program files\common files\research in motion\usb drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
mRun: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
mRun: [AdobeCS6ServiceManager] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\cs6servicemanager\CS6ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
mRun: [avast] "c:\program files\avast software\avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun: [20131121] c:\program files\avast software\avast\setup\emupdate\f9bfe025-c94e-4969-9ad4-0dff34a6241a.exe /check
dRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
dRun: [Steam] "e:\game program files\civilization v\Steam.exe" -silent
dRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
StartupFolder: c:\users\toshiba\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\dropbox.lnk - c:\users\toshiba\appdata\roaming\dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
StartupFolder: c:\users\toshiba\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\onenot~1.lnk - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~1.lnk - c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth toshiba stack\TosBtMng.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:95
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:5
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: &SearchAmong - c:\program files\searchamong toolbar\SearchAmongToolbar.dll/MENUSEARCH.HTM
IE: Append Link Target to Existing PDF - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
IE: Append to Existing PDF - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert Link Target to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
IE: Convert to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
TCP: NameServer = 199.193.118.252 8.8.8.8
TCP: Interfaces\{6D595DE8-7CBE-4553-9DB6-A852AD002477} : NameServer = 112.215.71.242 112.215.71.243
TCP: Interfaces\{C8E57AEA-5E56-41A4-8295-07B81F9A7649} : DHCPNameServer = 202.153.128.13 202.153.128.14
TCP: Interfaces\{D4BA985E-3F2D-4888-8B83-4726713C01FE} : DHCPNameServer = 199.193.118.252 8.8.8.8
TCP: Interfaces\{D4BA985E-3F2D-4888-8B83-4726713C01FE}\27F6D696 : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.43.1
TCP: Interfaces\{D4BA985E-3F2D-4888-8B83-4726713C01FE}\64164696C6 : DHCPNameServer = 119.235.248.58 8.8.8.8
TCP: Interfaces\{D4BA985E-3F2D-4888-8B83-4726713C01FE}\6565940502F4E4C495 : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.1.1
TCP: Interfaces\{D4BA985E-3F2D-4888-8B83-4726713C01FE}\D43564457455543545 : DHCPNameServer = 65.54.238.85 157.56.74.180
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
AppInit_DLLs= c:\progra~1\google\google~1\go36f4~1.dll acaptuser32.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook - {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
.
================= FIREFOX ===================
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FF - ProfilePath -
.
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
.
R0 aswRvrt;aswRvrt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys [2013-6-1 49376]
R0 aswVmm;aswVmm;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswVmm.sys [2013-6-1 175176]
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [2013-6-1 770344]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2013-6-1 369584]
R1 HssDRV6;Hotspot Shield Routing Driver 6;c:\windows\system32\drivers\hssdrv6.sys [2012-7-25 35560]
R2 {FE4C91E7-22C2-4D0C-9F6B-82F1B7742054};{FE4C91E7-22C2-4D0C-9F6B-82F1B7742054};c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd8\000.fcl [2008-2-1 41456]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2013-6-1 29816]
R2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [2013-6-1 66336]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\avast software\avast\AvastSvc.exe [2013-6-8 46808]
R2 Change Modem Device Service;Change Modem Device Service;c:\windows\system32\ChgService.exe [2013-1-6 135168]
R2 UNS;Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service;c:\program files\intel\intel® management engine components\uns\UNS.exe [2011-8-10 2656280]
R3 Blackberry Device Manager;Blackberry Device Manager;c:\program files\common files\research in motion\usb drivers\BbDevMgr.exe [2013-1-18 577536]
R3 BtFilter;Bluetooth LowerFilter Class Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\btfilter.sys [2010-10-18 33640]
R3 IntcDAud;Intel® Display Audio;c:\windows\system32\drivers\IntcDAud.sys [2011-8-3 269824]
R3 L1C;NDIS Miniport Driver for Atheros AR813x/AR815x PCI-E Ethernet Controller;c:\windows\system32\drivers\L1C62x86.sys [2010-11-8 68208]
R3 MEI;Intel® Management Engine Interface;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HECI.sys [2011-8-3 41088]
R3 nusb3hub;Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Hub Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nusb3hub.sys [2010-12-10 62336]
R3 nusb3xhc;Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nusb3xhc.sys [2010-12-10 141440]
R3 PGEffect;Pangu effect driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PGEffect.sys [2011-8-10 24064]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2009-7-14 229888]
S3 cmusbser;Mobile Connector USB Device for Legacy Serial Communication LCT2051;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmusbser.sys [2013-1-6 103552]
S3 ewusbnet;HUAWEI USB-NDIS miniport;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ewusbnet.sys [2013-8-19 204288]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108;Google Desktop Manager 5.9.1005.12335;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2011-10-4 30192]
S3 hwusbdev;Huawei DataCard USB PNP Device;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ewusbdev.sys [2013-8-19 101504]
S3 PROLiNKusbdiag;PROLiNK DataCard Diagnostic Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbdiag.sys [2013-11-8 107648]
S3 PROLiNKusbmodem;PROLiNK DataCard Proprietary USB Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbmodem.sys [2013-11-8 107648]
S3 PROLiNKusbnmea;PROLiNK DataCard NMEA Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbnmea.sys [2013-11-8 107648]
S3 PROLiNKusbvoice;PROLiNK DataCard Voice Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbvoice.sys [2013-11-8 107648]
S3 RSUSBSTOR;RtsUStor.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RtsUStor.sys [2011-8-10 197224]
S3 RSUSBVSTOR;RTSUVSTOR.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RtsUVStor.sys [2011-8-10 226408]
S3 usbrndis6;USB RNDIS6 Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\usb80236.sys [2009-7-14 15872]
.
=============== File Associations ===============
.
FileExt: .js: jsfile="c:\program files\adobe\adobe dreamweaver cs6\Dreamweaver.exe","%1"
ShellExec: dreamweaver.exe: Open="c:\program files\adobe\adobe dreamweaver cs6\dreamweaver.exe", "%1"
.
=============== Created Last 30 ================
.
2013-11-29 03:37:19    56200    ----a-w-    c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\definition updates\{567a3cd0-455a-409e-b0b7-24f662c6c17d}\offreg.dll
2013-11-20 03:02:55    --------    d-sh--w-    C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2013-11-08 10:42:35    107648    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbvoice.sys
2013-11-08 10:42:35    107648    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbnmea.sys
2013-11-08 10:42:35    107648    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbmodem.sys
2013-11-08 10:42:35    107648    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\PROLiNKusbdiag.sys
2013-11-08 10:42:26    --------    d-----w-    c:\windows\system32\SupportAppCB
.
==================== Find3M  ====================
.
2010-07-08 02:37:14    101544    ----a-w-    c:\program files\common files\LinkInstaller.exe
.
============= FINISH: 12:32:42.24 ===============
 

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#2 TB-Psychotic

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:53 AM

These folders are part of the operating system and contain critical information about your hard drive.

Recycle.Bin is just what it is named: The container where deleted files are stored. :)


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#3 pilbiruusa

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:25 AM

Hi TB-Psychotic,

Thanks a lot for the quick response.

But isn't $Recycle.bin a malware or a trojan? I've found similar posts as mine in this forum and they all seem to be that case. Whenever I delete a file on any disk the disk space stays the same when it's supposed to increase. The disk space only changes when I permanently delete the file in the recycle bin. Aren't I supposed to be worried about this?


Edited by pilbiruusa, 29 November 2013 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:53 AM

Some malware hides within this folder, that´s right.

When deleting files, they aren´t removed from your disk, just moved into the recycle bin - that´s why your disk space isn´t changing.

At the time you clear the recycle bin, all files are physically deleted from your hard disk and the disk space is marked free again.

 

Let´s check for the malware that hides within recycle bin:

 

 

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Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.

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  • Double click the mbar.zip file to open it, then 'Extract all files'.
  • Double click the mbar folder to open it, then double click mbar.exe to start the tool.

Check for Updates, then Scan your system for malware

If malware is found, do NOT press the Cleanup button yet. Click EXIT.

I'd like to see the log first so I can see what it sees. You'll find the log in that mbar folder as MBAR-log-[date and time]***.txt . Please attach that to your next reply.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 05:50 AM

Hi again,

I did what you told me to. When I ran malwarebytes a dialog box popped up. [attached]

I clicked no, and ran the software. Here's the result

 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.07.0.1007
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2013.11.29.02

Windows 7 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
Toshiba :: ZHILAL [administrator]

11/29/2013 4:35:49 PM
mbar-log-2013-11-29 (16-35-49).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Anti-Rootkit | Drivers | MBR | Physical Sectors | Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken
Scan options disabled:
Kernel memory modifications detected. Deep Anti-Rootkit Scan engaged.
Objects scanned: 241232
Time elapsed: 20 minute(s), 53 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

 

 

What does this mean?
 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:59 AM

Some software loads special Application init files. as malware sometimes uses this way to be executed, MBAR reports the activation of this function anytime.

Nothing to worry about. Your system is clean. If you wan to hide the system directories recycly.bin and System Volume Information, see this article.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/394-hidden-files-folders-show-hide.html

 

 

 

Recommendations: How to protect yourself

  • System Updates
    Please ensure to have automatic updates activated in your control panel.
    For further information and a tutorial, see this Microsoft Support article.
  • Protection
    What you need is one (not more) virus scanner with background protection. Additionally I recommend a special malware scanner to run on demand weekly.
    Personally I am using avast! Antivirus Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They offer good protection for free.
    • To keep your browser free of advertising, you may install the Adblock Plus browser extension.
      It will filter unwanted advertising out of the website´s content.
    • To protect yourself from accidentally visiting malicious web sites, install the Web of Trust (WOT) browser extension.
      It will display a green (safe), yellow (unknown) or red (potentially dangerous) icon for a visited website within your browser.
      In addition, before accessing a dangerous classified web site, a warning screen is displayed.

  • Up to date Software
    Keep your Windows and your third party software up to date. The easiest way to get infected is an outdated windows, followed by: browser(s) (including add-ons and plug-ins), Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, Java Runtime Environment, your antivirus program and so on. These links may help you to check:

  • Backup
    Hardware issues, malware, fire, lightning strike: There is a long list of different ways to loose all your data. Back up your files regularly. Use the windows internal backup function or a third party tool and save your data onto an external hard drive, cloud storage, optical media like CDs or DVDs or (if available) a professional network backup system.
  • Behaviour
    The commonest error when using a computer is "error 80" - what means that the error is located about 80cm in front of the monitor. This is a common joke between IT support technicians but it shows that all the safety mechanisms won´t help if you aren´t careful enough.
    • While surfing the internet, don´t click on anything you don´t know. In the worst case, it infects your system with malware.
    • Watch your step in social networks! Many cyber criminals use them to spread malware, mine personal pata (to be sold to advertising companies, for example) or simply do damage to other users. Even if a received hyperlink within a message seems to be coming from one of your friends, have a closer look. In addition, don´t click everything.
    • When installing software, have a look to each of the setup windows and uncheck any additional toolbars or free programs that may be offered additionally. Most of today´s setup procedures contain potentially unwanted programs so keep them off your system.
    • Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
      They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a wide variety of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Okay, I guess I have nothing to worry about. Thanks a lot for the assistance and help. Good luck on the fight against malware :lol:

Cheers



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

You´re welcome! :)


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

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