Remove Sysdate.exe Virus

Recently my computer was infected with this virus called Sysdate.exe that was inside the Recycler folder in the C: drive. I knew that it was a virus since my PC didn’t have the Recycler folder earlier. Thus the location of the virus was C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-8324555943-4443154761-431384085-6428\sysdate.exe

No one want their computer infected with a virus! It is important to be vigilant, install good anti-virus programs and protect your computer. Whether you are an IT specialist or you only ever use your computer to email and play, it is vital to make sure your computer stays safe. That way, it will function well for years to come, without any problems like these pesky viruses.

Symptoms of this virus:

•    In the Recycler folder there was another folder but in the looks of the Recycle Bin whose name was something like S-1-5-21-8324555943-4443154761-431384085-6428 and on double clicking it, I came across all the files which were there in the Recycle Bin.

•    There was an entry in the Registry Editor named Taskman that came back again and again on deleting. Continue reading “Remove Sysdate.exe Virus”

What is Recycler Folder and How to remove it

If you have used Windows for quite some time now then you must have seen this folder called RECYCLER. But many people don’t know what this folder is and what is it doing in the drive?

What is Recycler folder?

The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions and is referred to as a location where all the deleted files go after they have been deleted by the user. Now you may be wondering if it contains the deleted files then why we have the Recycle Bin.

When a file is deleted it goes to the Recycle Bin but when the Recycle Bin is emptied, the files are stored in this Recycler folder. This is the reason why we can still restore the deleted data in the Windows. Continue reading “What is Recycler Folder and How to remove it”