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Windows 7: $RECYCLE.BIN Virus in External Hard Drive

06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
$RECYCLE.BIN Virus in External Hard Drive


In mid December I purchased a custom built PC and up until now it has been running perfectly.

But recently I scanned my entire computer (and connected devices) with AVG and found that inside of my external hard drive I have a virus.

This virus is located in the hidden $RECYCLE.BIN folder.

I have tried using AVG Free, Norton 360 (Trial) and Malwarebytes (Trial) to remove the virus but they either don't find the objects or are unable to delete them.

I have tried browsing to the folder myself by changing folder options but when I try to delete the folder in question the deletion diolog does not move from "discovering".

I will attach some screen shots of my AVG test results. Any help is much appreciated.

Caleb Watson


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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


Gave permissions to folder through folder options.

Deleted folder. (Had to wait for a few minutes)
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09 Feb 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Ccleaner has a free space wiper it's under tools, which will wipe the $Recycle Bin. Make sure it states Free Space Only. You can do 1 to 35 passes. I only use 1 pass, 35 seems a little extreme. It will take some time to do this just with 1 pass. Then you will know for sure the bug is gone from the $RecycleBin.
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 $RECYCLE.BIN Virus in External Hard Drive

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