Solved how can I remove $recycle virus

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September 11, 2013 at 02:28:07
Specs: Windows 7, don't know
remove virus $recycle .... after some reading I found that this is a virus, and nothing to do with the recycle bin ... my anti-virus programs don't help ... can someone tell me how to remove this? kmarie111 at yahoo.ca

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September 11, 2013 at 08:35:10
There are 3 possibilities for English machines:

\RECYCLED is used if you have a FAT file system. This is impossible for Win7's C: drive, and you really only see it on external drives.

\RECYCLER is used if you're using the NTFS file system. This is typically seen on Win2K or WinXP.

\$Recycle.Bin is used if your system is Vista or Win7.

It's possible to have both "RECYCLER" and "$Recycle.Bin", but this is only really seen on an external HDDs, where the user will plug it into a WinXP box and a Win7 box. In either case, it should be safe to shift-delete the folders and reboot; you'll just loose the ability to recover anything recently deleted.

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September 11, 2013 at 06:02:21
Are you talking about the folder $Recycle.bin in C:\?

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September 11, 2013 at 06:39:11
yes, and I've been reading...so I found out that it is a virus and not the recycle bin itself...from what I've read there is no anti-virus program that can get rid of it but I'm hoping that is not true... any advice?
Take care
K

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September 11, 2013 at 06:48:33
If you're talking about the actual folder "$Recycle.bin" on the root of any drive, then you're looking at the place Windows stores its Recycle Bin files and metadata. While viruses can, and do, hide in this folder, the actual folder itself is a part of Windows.

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September 11, 2013 at 07:46:49
Oh ... so why are there two files ....recycle and $recycle ? I'm confused now as I thought that one of them was from a virus... should I just ignore?
Thanks again

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September 11, 2013 at 08:35:10
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There are 3 possibilities for English machines:

\RECYCLED is used if you have a FAT file system. This is impossible for Win7's C: drive, and you really only see it on external drives.

\RECYCLER is used if you're using the NTFS file system. This is typically seen on Win2K or WinXP.

\$Recycle.Bin is used if your system is Vista or Win7.

It's possible to have both "RECYCLER" and "$Recycle.Bin", but this is only really seen on an external HDDs, where the user will plug it into a WinXP box and a Win7 box. In either case, it should be safe to shift-delete the folders and reboot; you'll just loose the ability to recover anything recently deleted.

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September 11, 2013 at 08:41:56
ok thank you for your advice!
K

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September 12, 2013 at 18:23:05
1: Run ESET Online Scanner, Copy and Paste the contents of the log please. This scan may take a very long while, so please be patient. Maybe start it before going to work or bed.
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scann...
http://www.eset.com/home/products/o...
You may have to download ESET from a good computer, put it on a flash/thumb/pen drive & run it from there, if your comp is unbootable, or won't let you download.
Create a ESET SysRescue CD or USB drive
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
How do I use my ESET SysRescue CD or USB flash drive to scan and clean my system?
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Configure ESET this way & disable your AV.
http://i.imgur.com/3U7YC.gif
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Which web browsers are compatible with ESET Online Scanner?
http://www.nod32.fi/eset-online-sca...
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Online Scanner not working
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Why Would I Ever Need an Online Virus Scanner?
I already have an antivirus program installed, isn't that enough?
http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-fre...
Once onto a machine, malware can disable antivirus programs, prevent antimalware programs from downloading updates, or prevent a user from running antivirus scans or installing new antivirus software or malware removal tools. At this point even though you are aware the computer is infected, removal is very difficult.
5: Why does the ESET Online Scanner run slowly on my computer?
If you have other antivirus, antispyware or anti-malware programs running on your computer, they may intercept the scan being performed by the ESET Online Scanner and hinder performance. You may wish to disable the real-time protection components of your other security software before running the ESET Online Scanner. Remember to turn them back on after you are finished.
17: How can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
http://www.eset.com/home/products/o...
The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.
If no threats are found, you will simply see an information window that no threats were found.
http://www.trishtech.com/security/s...

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