Solved Virus Attack!

October 28, 2011 at 05:09:26
Specs: Windows XP, I donot know what this means.../1GB
I have a Windows XP computer with RECYCLER on it and I can't remove it...
I also have a Windows Vista computer and it has jpvsm.exe on it and I have no AVG protection for that computer anymore because it expired.
My Windows XP computer has Norton 360 on it but it doesn't detect it!

I checked the C:\ Drive with the Show Hidden Folders and then saw RECYCLER... I thought it was just a folder I created but it had the hidden recycle bun inside named... S-1- and that's all I can remember.

My Vista Computer also has another virus but it keep creating random pop-ups saying buy Security Sweep but I know that's a virus because my dad had it on his computer and finally got rid of it...

Please Help -RecycleBin123-


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October 28, 2011 at 09:12:56
RecycleBin123,

Is this what you saw (numbers may differ):

c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-4095257963-1928013233-1048557800-1005

On NTFS file systems, Recycler is the name of the Recycle Bin Folder in each partition.

The Recycler folder contains a Recycle Bin directory for each registered user on the computer, sorted by their security identifier (SID), like: S-1-5-21-1417001333-920026266-725345543-1003 used to identify the user that deletes files.

SID: S-1-5-21
Name: Administrator
Description: A user account for the system administrator. By default, it is the only user account that is given full control over the system.

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Now, there ia a virus caller Recycler.exe
That is altogether a different story!

It mainly spreads through USB Flash drives and other removable media. Also, it opens a backdoor and secretly downloads some potentially unwanted and malicious files to your computer.

Flash Disinfector is the best approach for it:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

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#1
October 28, 2011 at 05:42:45
C:\RECYCLER is WinXP's Recycle Bin.

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#2
October 28, 2011 at 06:57:26
Well... It looks more like a hidden one... Because I go on the properties of S-1- [and the rest of it] and it says attributes: Hidden and the recycle bin wouldn't be empty (Hence my username RecycleBin123)

But what is the point of hiding it? We all know RECYCLER is a virus! And It won't let me delete the folder by
1. Clicking the folder RECYCLER and pressing the DEL key on my laptop (Windows XP computer + Vista Computer I was talking about was a laptop)
2. Clicking the folder RECYCLER and clicking Delete this item in actions part of it
3. Dragging the folder to the recycle bin (Hence the name, Moving it)

But why? Do you know? Or is it just a mirror of the recycle bin (NOTE: This is in short term between "[ and ]" [Copy of Recycle Bin named S-1-(and the rest)]


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October 28, 2011 at 08:01:47
But what is the point of hiding it?
To prevent users from messing up their computers.

We all know RECYCLER is a virus!
I just told you it's where the Recycle Bin keeps its data.

And It won't let me delete the folder
Of course not. How do you move a folder into itself?

Or is it just a mirror of the recycle bin
I just told you it's where the Recycle Bin keeps its data.

(NOTE: This is in short term between "[ and ]" [Copy of Recycle Bin named S-1-(and the rest)]
I do not know what you're saying here.

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October 28, 2011 at 09:12:56
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RecycleBin123,

Is this what you saw (numbers may differ):

c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-4095257963-1928013233-1048557800-1005

On NTFS file systems, Recycler is the name of the Recycle Bin Folder in each partition.

The Recycler folder contains a Recycle Bin directory for each registered user on the computer, sorted by their security identifier (SID), like: S-1-5-21-1417001333-920026266-725345543-1003 used to identify the user that deletes files.

SID: S-1-5-21
Name: Administrator
Description: A user account for the system administrator. By default, it is the only user account that is given full control over the system.

~~~~
Now, there ia a virus caller Recycler.exe
That is altogether a different story!

It mainly spreads through USB Flash drives and other removable media. Also, it opens a backdoor and secretly downloads some potentially unwanted and malicious files to your computer.

Flash Disinfector is the best approach for it:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

~~~~
Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.
Malware Eliminator/Member of UNITE and the
Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals


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