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Posted on 2012-08-13
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Hey does anyone know about this virus Recycler.exe. It affects removable drives. Right now it has become a nightmare for me trying to get rid of it. Trend micro, McAfee not able to help me.
 When I delete the folder and it regenerates and Trend Micro just block to use but unable to clean completely. I am also worried about my laptop, I’ve made partition other drive and frequently using external hard drive, can anyone show me steps to remove with suitable tool and does it infects to external drives, if yes, how can i delete and verify that has completely remove!!!!!
Question by:mehlearner

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Check this nice full article on your virus:

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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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I suggest some tips to remove virus infections:
-  Start on secure mode. This void load virus on RAM.
-  Search over all registry for recycle.exe. Backup every change before do, and delete all references. Remember path of file and remove file from filesystem.
- Run  "sfc /scannow" to replace system files affected by virus.
- Scan your computer with your antivirus software.
- Start on normal mode and try.
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mehlearner -
I suggest that you NOT follow advice to manually edit your registry. There is no need to do that when there are automated tools that will do the work for you.

Start with the basics of "RogueKiller" and "Malwarebytes", then post the logs generated back here for review.

Details in these EE Articles:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_4922.html Rogue-Killer-What-a-great-name
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_5124.html Stop-the-Bleeding-First-Aid-for-Malware
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Sudeep Sharma earned 1000 total points
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Just follow the step above as suggested by Younghv and post the logs so that we could assist you further.

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