Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I have a virus in my recycle bin that is empty

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
April 29, 2011 3:20:53 AM

My AVG says there is 5 Trojan horses in my recycle bin on d drive. When I try to remove them it says object doesn't exist or is inaccessible. I have cleaned the drive space on my hard drive and have ran a scan with windows to try to repair but to no avail. Can anyone please steer me in the right direction to remove the threat or ghost please?
a b 8 Security
a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 3:45:48 AM

are the five files visible in the recycle bin?
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 3:20:17 PM

You could try malwarebytes or Microsoft security essentials (you would need to remove avg to use mse)
m
0
l
Related resources
a b 8 Security
a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 4:20:40 PM

Run through the malware guide in my signature.
m
0
l
April 29, 2011 7:29:36 PM

the files could be hidden, go to folder options and show hidden files.
m
0
l
April 30, 2011 4:22:44 AM

Emerald said:
are the five files visible in the recycle bin?

No the recycle bin appears to be empty. I have ran malwarebytes and have found nothing. I am trying rkill.exe and then malwarebytes again let you know how it turns out. Just completed a quick scan and the log said it found nothing.
m
0
l
April 30, 2011 4:23:36 AM

geekapproved said:
You could try malwarebytes or Microsoft security essentials (you would need to remove avg to use mse)

I will try this and let you know thanks!
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
April 30, 2011 4:28:40 AM

You should be running Malwarebytes and Tdss killer in safemode for best results.
m
0
l
!