Two anomailies after anti-spyware cleaning

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by northridge, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. northridge

    northridge Registered Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Version on XP Sp3

    Suspecting the presence of spy/malware I cleaned with CCleaner, AdAware and Malware, and following advice from a friend, installed and ran Stopzilla.
    Even after the other scans Stopzilla found more that 20 "suspect entries" - just too many to be believable - before I aborted and removed the program.

    Since then:
    - Eset doesn´t load on Startup. in fact there is no entry for Eset in the Msconfig Startup list. When I start it from the Start Menu the icon appears on the taskbar and the startupscan runs.
    - There is a folder called "Recycler" on each of my drives that was not there before. I dont know what the Windows recycler functiuon is for but If I understand correctly Recycler is a potential home for badstuff. Why are the folders there, is it a risk, and can I remove it?

    As usual, thank you for your service.

    I have now updated to and Eset runs on startup.
    So whats the deal with the Recycler folders?
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy Registered Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    Those are just the Recycle Bin - they're usually hidden so you can't see them while browsing your Windows drives.

    You can't delete the recycler folders as they're part of the system, but you can clear them out by emptying the recycle bin, if it contains unwanted or suspicious files.
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