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Remove RECYCLER virus from removable media

Filed under: by: The Geekie

1. Open your Windows Task Manager click Processes Tab
2. Locate CTFMON.EXE select it and click End Task
3. Open your startup menu then locate the CTFMON.EXE and delete it
4. Search it (CTFMON.EXE) using your search tool which is usually resides in the Startup menu not in your %sysdir%\system32 folder then delete it.
5. click start->run and type cmd then go to your root directory by issuing the command cd\
6. type attrib -r -s -h +a *.inf then erase the autorun.inf(del autorun.inf)
7. type attrib -r -s -h +a recycler then erase the content (cd recycler -> del *.* ->Y -> cd..) and remove the recycled folder (rmdir recycled).
8. Repeat no. 5 to 7 to all your existing drive including your usb.

9 comments:

On December 3, 2008 at 5:13 AM , Femin Susan said...

Your blog is very informative...

 
On December 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM , Anonymous said...

i have a problem with this virus, will try out your solution and report back

 
On December 4, 2008 at 12:30 PM , G said...

so I'm supposed to delete ctfmon.exe in my system 32 folder?

 
On January 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM , Gita ...... said...

thank u geekie....grt work....where did u learn all these stuff man....

 
On January 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous said...

at rmdir recycler it says:
"Access is denied"
any solution??

 
On February 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM , Anonymous said...

help! recycler virus attack my internal phone memory. there have folder named recycler, that i cant delete on my handphone, because the virus in my internal phone memory, so i cant read any file on pc with cable data. how to read all files in phone internal memory with cable data pc? can you tell me?

 
On February 27, 2009 at 3:10 PM , harry said...

HELP ME REMOVE RECYCLER FROM MY HARD DRIVES ... MY PC IS VISTA AND ANTI VIRUS IS NORTON 09

 
On May 5, 2009 at 8:11 PM , Anonymous said...

Your solution SUCKS!!!
it didn't work for me you moronic piece of dog fecal matter

 
On January 11, 2010 at 6:23 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi!

I have the recycler virus on my pen driva. The problem is that i have a mac.
How do i remove the virus?
Tried to remove it, but was not able to.
Thaxs.

 

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