|My PC was recently infected with Vimax malware. Google links redirected to the wrong address. Vimax male-enhancements ads appeared on every website. Worst of all, the malware blocked websites and processes that could help (like malwarebytes.org and system restore, respectively). |
Another error, that I'm not certain is because of the Vimax malware, is that double-clicking drive C: resulted in an error message "RECYCLER\S...." (full title below). To access C: I had to right-click>'explore'.
I decided I needed a clean install of WinXP anyway, so I formatted and reinstalled. My primary drive has 3 partitions, I formatted only C: and installed WinXP (SP2) there.
Now the malware seems to be gone, but the 'RECYCLER\S' error now appears on all of my partitions and drives. Right-click>explore still works to view a drive or partition. The full error is as follows:
"Windows cannot find 'RECYCLER\S-4-4-95-100006377-1000016102-100002504-4989.com' . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. "
I don't know how to fix this without nuking everything. Can someone help, please?