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#1 C J.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:17 PM

Although I've emptied the recycle bin... my AVG has detected viral remnants of De1.exe and NC.exe on my E: drive in the recycle bin. Is there a way to manually remove those erased items?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

One way would be to remove everything on your E: drive and format it; then write big files onto E: drive and remove the files then do it again a few times so the files have been written over so then they will be unrecoverable. I'd say there would be programs out there on the Wild Internet so explore what is still on your computer even though those files have been deleted.

http://www.programurl.com/recover-file-recover-data.htm try this :thumbsup:

Isn't it amazing how windows doesn't actually delete your files off your hard-drive.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:19 PM

One way would be to remove everything on your E: drive and format it; then write big files onto E: drive and remove the files then do it again a few times so the files have been written over so then they will be unrecoverable. I'd say there would be programs out there on the Wild Internet so explore what is still on your computer even though those files have been deleted.

http://www.programurl.com/recover-file-recover-data.htm try this :thumbsup:

Isn't it amazing how windows doesn't actually delete your files off your hard-drive.

Yeah... very amazing... (I thought I'd dumped all this porn months ago!) uhh.. at anyrate I'm running a scan at Kaspersky online at the moment... So far - at 40% I've 1 virus, and 2 infected objects (I'm betting they're in the recycler on Drive E.)

I don't get this... I've usually been pretty vigilant about keeping spyware off my PC, and keeping AV defs and my firewall up to date. Once this scan finishes.. I'll back up E: onto a DVD, and reformat.

***UPDATE*** Everything is back to normal. I have 3 accounts (The Admin, 2nd account with admin priveliges, and a 3rd with limited priveliges,) on my computer. While there was evedence of a Trojan on 2nd account, it turns out majority of the problems I was having with viral remnants - was inside the OutlookExpress/hotmail dbx files on this third account. It took a little bit of work, but the PC is now cleaned thouroughly.

Edited by C J., 15 March 2007 - 01:18 AM.





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