RECYCLER AND system volume information are viruses?

hi guys... i have RECYCLER AND system volume information in each drive. tell me whether they r viruses or not? how to remove them, if they are? i have avast 4.8 with latest updates. it has not detected these viruses. The folder "system volume information" is even not accessible.

No, they're not viruses. Do not delete them.

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hi guys… i have RECYCLER AND system volume information in each drive. tell me whether they r viruses or not? how to remove them, if they are? i have avast 4.8 with latest updates. it has not detected these viruses. The folder “system volume information” is even not accessible.
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New to Windows (XP or later)? :)

Recycler is a folder for your “Recycle Bin”.

System Volume Information is a folder for “System Restore”.

These are Windows own folders. Do not delete them. If you manage to somehow delete them then you may ruin your Windows and you’ll have to reinstall your Windows.

wampyr wht abt "msdownld.tmp" as this folder remains hidden in each of my drives...

wht abt "desktop.ini"

n i hav 2 hidden folders related to recycle bin

$Recycle.Bin

Recycler

normal?

even ifu see autorun.inf folder in any of your drives,even then it may not be a virus..Because many USB virus remover softwares create them!!!

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hi guys… i have RECYCLER AND system volume information in each drive. tell me whether they r viruses or not? how to remove them, if they are? i have avast 4.8 with latest updates. it has not detected these viruses. The folder “system volume information” is even not accessible.
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No need to worry abt these files at all cuz they are part of ur windows.

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wampyr wht abt “msdownld.tmp” as this folder remains hidden in each of my drives…

wht abt "desktop.ini"

n i hav 2 hidden folders related to recycle bin

$Recycle.Bin

Recycler

normal?

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they are also in my drives too and I have searched…

THEY ARE NORMAL:

:expressionless:

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wampyr wht abt “msdownld.tmp” as this folder remains hidden in each of my drives…

wht abt "desktop.ini"

n i hav 2 hidden folders related to recycle bin

$Recycle.Bin

Recycler

normal?

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no man there must b sumthing wrong, I never saw such files ever in my Windows

^ lol Desktop.ini file is present in every XP. Just go to your tools the folder options and then visible the system folders you will find one on your system.

They are also in my drives. I was worried about them before but now i am fine with it.

y dont u use any good antivirus [like nod32] and let it decide

which file is a virus and which not

^it isnt a very good method either for decision..

:|

^

how come??

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^ lol Desktop.ini file is present in every XP. Just go to your tools the folder options and then visible the system folders you will find one on your system.
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No its not present, even after i chose to show protected system hidden files. Desktop.ini files are only present in special folders like My Documents, system32, etc but not any where else.

I remember the days when I used to have Windows Me, Desktop.ini used to appear in every folder for no reason, later i discovered that it was a malware.

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^it isnt a very good method either for decision…

:expressionless:

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for example,all antiviruses consider cracks as viruses…However ther are not…Similarly I had homevideo.avi…It was virus and nod32 didnt detect it and I used another antivirus and it detected…

So u cant expect a lot from a single antivirus afterall!!!

Well I will recomend bit defender and Trojan remover. Used it before and it never let go any virus in my drive :) I never had to re install my XP in 3 years :)

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for example,all antiviruses consider cracks as viruses…However ther are not…Similarly I had homevideo.avi…It was virus and nod32 didnt detect it and I used another antivirus and it detected…

So u cant expect a lot from a single antivirus afterall!!!

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yeah true…my symantec always delete all cracks n keygens during scan…dats why i hav decided i vl never scan manually :(

Antivirus usually search viruses with there file names. Most of them skip the check if the name is different. dont trust anonymous and unkown applications

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wampyr wht abt “msdownld.tmp” as this folder remains hidden in each of my drives…

wht abt "desktop.ini"

n i hav 2 hidden folders related to recycle bin

$Recycle.Bin

Recycler

normal?

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$Recycle.Bin Running Vista? It’s Windows system folder. Do not delete it.

msdownld.tmp You can safely delete this folder. It appears after installation of Internet Explorer (and few other Microsoft products).

desktop.ini Windows create this file to store folder information (folder viewing options). There is an option in Folder Options to store each folder’s setting, that’s the file in which Windows store folder settings. In past, few viruses had exploited this file. I usually turn off the option, that’s why I have few desktop.ini (in some system folders).

Keep running an anti-virus and keep it up-to-date. :)

from what i remember, RECYCLED is recycle bin. RECYCLER cud be a virus or bacteria or haathi or anything