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how do i remove this virus?

By abayomiabram ·
i have a virus by the name recycler on my external hard drive. my antivirus is not able to remove it. how do i remove it without formatting it?

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did you not like robo_dev's

by PurpleSkys In reply to how do i remove this viru ...
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Malwarebytes

by dduely In reply to how do i remove this viru ...

Download Malwarebytes, and point it to the external.

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Possible cure

by quizical In reply to how do i remove this viru ...

Try connecting your external drive, let it get detected by the system as say e: then open a command prompt and enter the following command:- "attrib -r-a-s-h e:\ " (without the ""). This will make all files visible and writeable on the drive. Then search for autorun.inf on the drive and delete it. Reboot your system and carry out a full virus and antimalware check.

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recycler without the .exe extension is just the recycle bin

by Who Am I Really In reply to how do i remove this viru ...

with the .exe extension it is the virus
and it is so old (earliest post I can find is the PrevX site stating 2007)
The filename RECYCLER.EXE was first seen on Jun 14 2007 ...

it should be detected by any and every "recently" updated AV product

though some "Free" AV products may have certain detections disabled
eg. AVG Free will not detect Rootkits

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