How can I clean Recycle Bin from malware?

Question

How can I clean Recycle Bin from malware?

Answer

The F-Secure product may detect infected files inside the Recycle Bin folders. These folders are used to store files that the user has deleted. You can usually find the folders here:

 

  • C:\RECYCLED
  • C:\RECYCLER
  • C:\$RECYCLE.BIN\

To remove the infected files inside these folders, you need to empty Recycle Bin.

 

To empty Recycle Bin, do as follows:

 

  1. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop.
  2. From the File menu, select Empty Recycle Bin.
  3. Click OK.

All files inside the Recycle Bin folders on all drives are removed. Note that because these files are meant to be deleted, no real data is lost in the operation.

 

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