How to access $Recycle.Bin for malicious file deletion?
I was recently hit by that dumb Vista Security 2012 rogue-antivirus virus and used TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes, Avast, and Spyware Doctor to locate and clear off any unwanted stuff. Spyware Doctor did a great job at telling me where exactly each file was so I could manually delete it (don't have the registered version so I have to locate and fix things manually.) However there was one file that I have trouble finding and it was tagged as a high-level threat. It's listed as:
Now that wouldn't be such a problem to deal with if I could actually see the contents inside the $Recycle.Bin folder. Before you ask, YES I have made sure to allow hidden folders/files to be seen. It appears that I cannot just navigate through to a $Recycle.Bin folder because I do not see it anywhere, even with hidden files/folders exposed. The only was I was able to reach it was by typing the path in the URL bar at the top. However, doing that simply takes me to an empty $Recycle.Bin folder with nothing to delete. Is there some other way where I can view the files inside the $Recycle.Bin folder so I can delete the malicious file? Or maybe somehow delete that file without needing to go to the $Recycle.Bin folder? ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.
Also, would purchasing the registered version of Spyware Doctor be worthwhile? It sure seems to be real helpful.
Doesn't seem like it did anything as nothing still appears in the folder. I decided to delete it since windows should automatically create a new Recycle bin folder for me. I'll repost if more problems come up. Thanks for the help anyways