In most of the cases Recycler virus enters via permanent media, as well as removable devices (including CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB drives, memory sticks, and other devices). These viruses exploit the autorun feature of windows and can be found in different names inside flash drives like recycler.exe, flashguard.exe, newfolder.exe and also create replicas using the same folder name which they occupy.
The Recycler virus is malicious code that originated from the worm W32.Lecna.H. It infiltrates a computer system through the Windows Autorun feature.Don’t forget to Subscribe to our RSS feed
The Recycler copies all autorun.inf files on each drive, and duplicates itself onto all active computer drives.
Sometimes, you may see an Recycler folder in the root of each drive in USB drives or hard disk and you may treat it as recycler virus. The Recycler folder is an system folder that used to keep the deleted files, when you want to recover the deleted data before, the system will recover them from the Recyclers folder. You can click into the folder, and find the deleted files, picture, folders in it.
The attribute of Recycler folder is hidden, only when the 'show hidden files and folders' option is checked, you can see it.
Also System Volume Information is a system folder, it save the system restoration information.
However, more and more autorun virus hide themselves in the recycler bin folder, if you find any executable file such as RECYCLER.exe, or vbs file in it, and autorun.inf file in the root of the drive, and the content as [AutoRun]open=RECYCLER.exeshellexecute=RECYCLER.exeshell\Auto\command=RECYCLE.exe
Steps To Remove viruses In Recycler Folder
Follow the following steps to remove Recycler & System Volume Information folder from computer Step 1:
Reboot your system and press F8 key to enter in safe mode;Step 2:
Open Task Manager and close the RECYCLER.exe process.Step 3:
Delete the autorun.inf and other suspicious exe files in the recycler folderStep 4
: Open registry editor and modify the NoDriveTypeAutoRun key with 03ffffff in following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWAREStep 5:
Using the antivirus product to scan again.
Note: In case you modify a registry entry wrongly, that may cause damage to the system.
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I hope now you can easily remove Recycler & System Volume Information folder from your computer.If you have any problem in removing Recycler & System Volume Information Folder virus from your omputer then, mention it in comments section.