A Folder named 'Recycler' and some shortcuts of unknown files

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syedusman Posts 1 Registration date Monday December 16, 2013 Status Member Last seen December 16, 2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 06:39 AM
2011N2 Posts 13334 Registration date Saturday January 29, 2011 Status Security contributor Last seen December 24, 2016 - Dec 16, 2013 at 08:20 AM
A Folder named 'Recycler' and some shortcuts of unknown files get created (and never get deleted even after deleting with shift+delete, they come back in no time) in the external devices (Like Pendrive, SD Cards etc..).

Please anyone help me rectifying this problem. I'm not a techie guy, so please tell step by step (Preferably with some screen shots).

Regards,
Syed Usman

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2011N2 Posts 13334 Registration date Saturday January 29, 2011 Status Security contributor Last seen December 24, 2016 39
Dec 16, 2013 at 07:25 AM
Hello,

This type issue could be caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and hard disk.

Here is a tool to remove the virus and vaccinate your USB against further viruses.


Download UsbFix (created by El Desaparecido) on your desktop.

http://ccm.net/download/download-24089-usbfix

If your antivirus gives an alert, ignore it and temporarily deactivate the antivirus.
Plug in your usb devices (Flash drive, pen drive. External HD etc...) don't open them.
Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
.
Let the tool work.

At the end of the scan a report will show which you can copy and paste here..

The report is save at the root ( C:\UsbFix.txt ).

You can also vaccinate against any virus.

Best regards,

Gabriel.
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Thank you so much, Gabriel. After downloading from the link you gave, should that opened and double clicked? Will that application and start working on its own?
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2011N2 Posts 13334 Registration date Saturday January 29, 2011 Status Security contributor Last seen December 24, 2016 39
Dec 16, 2013 at 08:20 AM
You're welcome.

After downloading the tool, you have to double click on UsbFix.exe.
Then, in the window that appears, click on Deletion.
Wait during the tool work and send me the report.

Gabriel.
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