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Windows 7: Damaged data on $Recycle.bin folder in an external HD caused by virus

17 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Basic 64x
Damaged data on $Recycle.bin folder in an external HD caused by virus

Hello everyone.

I recently bought a 1T Transcend StoreJet External HD. After doing a reformat and installing a USB Virus Scan V.2.43 (Full Version) on my laptop, a window appeared saying in essence that "your data in folder $Recycle.bin have been damaged by virus. You can recover the data using software" each time I plugged my external HD. Then the same window has 2 tick box recommending actions. I wonder why this happened although I already ran a full scan of Microsoft Security Essentials on the external HD and it did not indicate any threat. It's a bit annoying to see that pop-up window each time I plug my external HD. Did anyone experience this? Anyone knows why notifications like that appear?

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17 Oct 2015   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

I would turn this virus prog off and test the recycle bin to see if it's intact. Perhaps run a chkdsk /f on the usb stick if it isn't.

$30 to scan usb drives? I don't see the rationale for that. The 2016 version of Panda Free AV will offer to do this automatically for you by default, and it runs lighter, and is better, than MSE in my opinion.
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 Damaged data on $Recycle.bin folder in an external HD caused by virus

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