Posted 06 March 2009 - 06:53 AM
my friend plugged his usb and my antivirus detected a virus .. although that file was deleted but after that a folder is created on all of my harddrives named "RECYLCER" now whenever any1 plugs his/her usb then a virus goes from my pc to that usb .. a virus is residing in my pc but i have used 4 antivirus none could detect it .i even tried trojan remover , spybot ,windows defender..
also that virus creates "desktop.ini" files
then i reinstalled my windows some other friend plugged his usb and that recyler folder was again created on my pc..
help me plzz
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:33 AM
Coz Last Time I Checked The Recycler Folder Is Default In Windows And Is A Hidden Folder + Desktop.ini Files Are Also Default By Windows.....(But They Can Get Altered By Virus)
Anyways If You Still Think Its A Virus, Try An Online Scan Instead Of Antivirus install.....(Trendmicro Housecall)
Also It Could Be A Rootkit, Download Anti Rootkit Software.....
Also Use HijackThis To Find The Culprit!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:11 AM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:56 AM
BTW what version of Windows are you experiencing this "problem" with?
I Think His .Ini Files Are Corrupt!
Those Folders Are Default With XP Right?
Its Been A While Since I've Seen XP...
Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:37 AM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:00 AM
The "symptoms" are those or similar to those of the "recycler.exe" virus/Worm:
or a derivative of some kind.
It is tagged as either:
But this one is also similar:
It's strange that tools don't detect an infection.
It is also possible that something is triggering settings about hidden files/folders/folder view, and Recycler folder and desktop.ini may be "legal" windows files.
More details are needed to try to understand which is the cause.
The use of Autorun eater may be advised ANYWAY:
- ← Microsoft winlogon.exe is Downloading Trojans,Viruses,Spyware&Co
- Malware Prevention and Security
- Windows Defender NOT Compatible with McAfee →