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Recycle bin no longer deletes files

Q: Recycle bin no longer deletes files

Windows 7 - 32 bit Desktop

I set the recycle bin to a maximum of 5GB (meaning when I place a file/video etc into the bin over 5 GB the recycler would delete it immediated giving me more HDD space), however when I delete a file these days it keeps filling up the recycle bin and refuses to delete anything on its own, which means I have to empty the recycle bin manually. My hard drive space went down to 3% until I realized the recycler was no longer deleting files. This is a new issue for this machine and I haven't made any changes to the system, non whatsoever. Some help would be appreciated guys.

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A: Recycle bin no longer deletes files

That's not really the way it works.
If you want to immediately delete a file just use SHIFT DEL combination in File manager. That bypasses the recycle bin.

That maximum size is really meant to be the amount of disk space the contents of the bin can occupy and is for the sum of the sizes of the files in there.

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I've had a new laptop for about a week and discovered that the Recycle Bin always deletes all files even though the "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin..." checkbox is unchecked. Since the is my electronic equivalent of my "circular file" (trash basket) I'm not a happy camper. Any ideas ?

A:Recycle Bin Always Deletes

Are you using any clean up programs like CCleaner? they can sometimes delete the contents of the bin, or can be set to do so.

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so i have an issue where the recycle bin perm deletes everything without prompt.
i've tried deleting the C:\recyclebin$ folder but it doesn't work.

works ok in safe mode and under another account so it seems to be just the one user account. and yes, i'm aware i could just re-create the user account but i'd rather not and try to fix it if possible.

any idea's? attached screenshot of the recycle bin settings.

A:Recycle Bin permanently deletes

Follow the tutorial and thread posted below you'll find options to block your system to permanently deleting files without moving it into recycle bin:

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

One more reference URL:

If that didn't helps you, consider repairing your system using Installation CD DVD or inbuilt system recovery options. Moreover, you can also try creating a fresh administrator account for your system and then try performing the same functions.

Hope it helps!!

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Hi. Any suggestions please? My recycle bin empties itself every time the machine shuts down. This is despite the settings in "Properties". In the recycle bin Properties panel, the radio button next to "Don't move files..." is off. The "Display delete confirmation dialogue" box is checked. How do I set the recycle bin not to automatically empty itself? Thanks for your help.

A:Recycle Bin - Auto deletes Despite Properties

Hi Hippobabe,
Possibly your AV / Tune up utility / Cleaner,
has this option set to clear on shutdown.


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In Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit I am not given the option to move files to the Recycle Bin. Instead, when I delete a file I am asked "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?"In the Recycle Bin properties for each hard drive partition I have not selected "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin" and I have check-marked "Display delete confirmation dialog."

I can't remember precisely when this started to happen, but I did install Update 1 recently. I don't know if that matters.

A:Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

Problem solved. I restarted my computer. No change. Restarted again. No change. Restarted a third time. Now the Recycle Bin works properly. Strange!

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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For whatever reason, selecting text and hitting Enter no longer deletes that text as it should. Instead it inserts an Enter after that text, but leaves the text there. I already tried the Insert key, and 'Typing replaces selected text' is already checked in Options. How to fix this? I'm using Microsoft Word 2007 and Windows XP on a laptop.

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The option to empty my recycle bin is no longer available? It displays grey rather than black like all the other options. I have never seen this before...any ideas?

A:Solved: Empty recycle bin no longer available

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so, i downloaded a song i wanted from itunes, everything is ok but i have this little file left from song after download > http://i50.tinypic.com/30tmonq.png

and when i try to delete it i get this message " could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\blabla\Desktop, Verify the items location and try again " so how do i verify location and how to delete it ...?

A:cant deletes files

help some1? that file is just siting on my desktop and i cant even move it ~_ ~

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Hello, when i download some archives the exe files almost all the time gets deleted and i were downloading something else also, a bat file got deleted.
I've tried to turn off defender, my anti virus and everything, but it still doesn't work, can someone please help me, i'm running build 6936 x64

A:Deletes files

Hi, LazyFunker, and welcome to the forums.

Is it possible that your antivirus is preventing you from getting infected by deleting malicious files?

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Ok, so maybe the title is a little exaggerated; but i still need your generous help.

I recently tried replacing the 'Pictures' short cut on my start menu so that it would link to 'Downloads' instead. So I changed the location, and it asked if I wanted to copy all of the picture files from the old location to the new location. I chose No. Now, everything from my downloads folder and pictures folder have both dissapeared. They are not in the Recycle bin, and none of the files are found during a system wide search. I have tried re covering these files through tune up utilites 2009 but that doesnt find them! so now, i have newly created folders in my area, and it also doesnt have the default picture which is a little annoying.

Does anyone know if there is a way to restore these files, or know where they may of gone ?

I hate Vista even more now.

Thanks in advance


A:Vista deletes my files

Have you tried a system restore?
System Restore - How to

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Hey there,

Recently my Friend's Windows 7 64/b PC crashed, and I wanna fill you guys in on it to see if you guy's can help us. So pretty much the other day, My friend was installing a game on his PC, and then the PC crashed, When he logged on again to see if everything's alright, most of his files were gone, everything on the desktop, and even the "My Documents" shortcuts. The Second time everything was gone, and I'm quite sure that's including the OS. And I'm not sure if it was during, or after Installation. Since we're Video-Game Developers, It can screw up alot of things, including your emotional and mental state, because it'd be really crappy to see you're 24/7 worked on Project, Vanish before your eyes. So Please, Do help with anything you can.


A:PC Crashes and Deletes all files on drive with it.

It sounds suspiciously like a virus nuked your friends hard drive ... if you can still boot into safe mode, you can attempt a system restore to a point before all this happened... otherwise you will probably need to reinstall... Aslo, since both of you are developers, I assume that you have made system images of your OS drive to avoid problems like this ...

Good luck..

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I am just looking for a light, fast, and well-known program that can delete files permanently. Thanks!

A:Looking for a program that permanently deletes files

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Hey everyone.
Here is what is happening. I take out a HDD running windows 8 and put it in another computer (Let's name it TechPC).
I then backup all the data from the HDD to TechPC. Then I put the Windows 8 HDD back into the laptop and format it, reloading windows 8. Then I take the HDD out and put it back into TechPC and start to copy all the data back to the HDD. Verifying that all
the data is there.
Now when I put the Windows 8 HDD back into the laptop, the windows will take very long to boot up, and all the data will be gone.... It happens with windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

How can I stop this from happening? I dont want to find a 3.5 HDD enclosure each time I have to copy data back to the HDD.
Thank You

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I recently bought a new laptop with widows 7. In transferring my files I noticed that windows seems to be erasing my .exe files. Not all .exe files, but a number of them. I can't seem to find a rhyme or a reason. Does anyone know why this is happening and/or what I can do to stop it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 deletes random .exe files

Quote: Originally Posted by brother dave

I recently bought a new laptop with widows 7. In transferring my files I noticed that windows seems to be erasing my .exe files.

That's impossible. If anything makes your executables disappear it would have to be either a virus, or an anti-virus program.

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So I just bought a dell studio laptop, and it came with windows 7 ultimate on it. Loved it to pieces...for the first four days while it worked.

I just booted it up this morning, and the thing has decided that it'll come up with a black screen, and deleted all my files (not that I had much, and a good majority was backed up, but even so...). First time I booted it up, there was nothing on the desktop, and the taskbar icons weren't visible (replaced by the generic blank page icon). Also, the aero theme was disabled, even though the personalise menu was listed as having my theme set. I figured it was nothing major, and shut it down, gave it 10 mins, then rebooted. From here, it starts going downhill:
after reboot, the icons on desktop return, but wallpaper is still black. Folders I had on the desktop, and indeed everywhere else, no longer exist for some reason.
attempting to open the recycle bin on this second reboot results in some strange message saying it couldn't load the thing as some important file couldn't be accessed.
At this stage, I attempt a system restore, which seems to almost complete, then as it reaches the still black desktop, it says the restore failed for some reason.
Attempting a restore further back brings back the desktop, but no files.
A final system restore to undo the previous system restores yields the lame theme that was installed when I first booted the computer after I got it (some Dell one), and-big surprise-no files.
I've spent probably the l... Read more

A:W7 boots up strange, and 'deletes' all files...why?

Look in Computer>Manage>Event Viewer>Administrative View to google and resolve any Critical or Errors.

Look in Computer>Manage>Device manager for any hardware in error state (!)

I would run a Repair Install, which in Windows 7 is an upgrade over itself run from the desktop. Did Dell provide you with a clean copy of Win7 Ult? What are their repair/recov options?

All programs, files and settings are retained in place, the OS reinstalled and boot reconfigured correctly.

Afterwards you need to reactivate from Computer>Properties.

Personally I always do a clean reinstall when buying a manufacturer's installation corrupted by sponsored bloatware. Did Dell provide you with a clean copy of Win7 Ultimate? Others have said they still do. If not, we can help you clean reinstall using the RTM which will auto-activate with the license on your box.

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Hey all,

I just upgraded to Windows 10 last night, and I've been playing around with the new File Explorer. One thing I tried was the batch rename function (by which I mean just selecting multiple files and clicking "rename"). I quickly realized that it behaves differently than in Windows 8, where re-renaming a previously batch renamed file group would cause all files in the group after the first to start scaling up from what would have been the last number in the group before the rename. (So for example, if you had "file (1), file (2), and file (3)" and group renamed them to "file", the new names would be "file (1), file (4), file (5)".)

Windows 10 corrects this problem and renames the files properly, except that it seems to adjust their orders erratically. When I observed this reordering, I tried to reverse it by clicking "Undo Rename". My PC gave me a warning message saying that undoing would cause some of the files to have the same name as other files, so I clicked "Skip" for all of those files. The effect of this was to delete all offending files in the group (almost all of them), and they seem to have been permanently deleted, because they did not end up in my recycle bin.

It's not a big deal in this case because those files weren't super important, but I do find this behavior alarming. Is there a way to correct the batch rename feature, or in the alternative, to at least recover the files it deleted?

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So, in previous Windows e.g XP or 7, when I press DELETE on my keyboard it asks for confirmation. Now Windows 8 is too smart and delete it at once. How do I force Windows 8 to ask for my permission first before deleting?

A:Windows 8 deletes my files without confirmation.

Right click on Recycle bin->Property and tick on "Display Delete Confirmation dialog"

Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Support Forums

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I have run Combofix many times no problem. But today (Dec 12 2010) the latest version
deleted quite innocent DOS exe files in backup directories (even copied directories on USB
hard drives). See log attached under

----- File Replicators -----

all the deleted exe files are old DOS assembly files I still use- all the
back-up copies were deleted by this version of Combofix this run- but never before.
Anyone know of changes made to Combofix? If so please could it be reverted?

A:Combofix no deletes backup files?

Hi RexGary, We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.I have posted your case to the developer of Combofix and will get back to you as soon as I get an answer.

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I am running windows 10, and every few days when either in windows explorer or in any email client (including OWA) files and emails will start deleting
If I remote desktop to another PC it will attempt to delete files there as well.

I have reinstalled win 10 recently, yet this issue persists

Please advise


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Here's what has happened. I use Windows XP Home SP3:

1. boot.ini was deleted, and maybe a few other windows files from root C:\. I could still boot into Windows though.
I did cmd bootcfg /rebuild as someone said, would not run so I downloaded a boot.ini file and can now boot without any error message.

2. My wireless adapter's connection started going in and out. The next day I turned on my comp and I couldn't connect to the net at all.
I found I could only connect to the Internet in safe mode with networking but then I reinstalled my wireless card drivers and couldn't connect at all.

Then I found that I had to enable the Windows Zero Configuration. All is well, I can now connect. lol

3. Windows time changes to military time

4. I open Internet Explorer just now and it switched the home page to msn.com for no reason... I have not updated IE or reinstalled it (yes I know it's crap).

Last of all I've tried to fix these things with the Recovery Console booting with the win xp cd (and just plain trying to reinstall the damn thing) but it wants me to load the SATA drivers for my harddrive with a floppy and I don't have a floppy drive so it's gonna be a hassle to do either of those things. sighh

Does this sound like a virus? Or what virus this could be? It seems to be changing and deleting major Windows files, whatever it is. I have Kaspersky IS 7, and a bunch of other crap, I thought I was pretty well protected but apparently not. If it is a virus it'... Read more

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

Is there any fix for this?

A:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin,

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Just received a Windows defender update, and noticed afterwards that Windows automatically deleted older system restore files, and left me with only one copy. I prefer to keep two or three copies based on some bad experiences - just in case. How can windows be stopped from deleting them automatically?

A:Windows 7 deletes old system restore files

it will depend on 2 things have you got enough space on your disc, or
More likely you have not got enough storage space set on system Restore.


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I don't know what to do guys. when i installed avg it didn't opened, i mean it opened but suddenly closed, every time i tried to open it. After some time i again checked what will happen but it showed that no exe file exists. I THINK it's some kind of malware.

A:Virus that deletes the exe files of antivirus and ccleaner

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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everything i store on my desktop is deleted after short time

its so strange
what is this

A:My Windows deletes files from deskop frequently

Are they shortcuts to network locations?

We need a lot more information here then that.

Are the desktop icons hidden?

Right click the desktop, click view-show desktop icons

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For the second time, Vista has decided that when I select one folder (out of 4) to delete from my SD card that I must really have meant that I wanted to delete all four folders...permanently!

I take the card from my camera, put it in the card reader on my laptop, look at the pictures in the different folders using WE, then decide to delete ONE folder that has pictures I don't want, and when the screen refreshes, ALL the folders are gone. Is there something I'm missing here? The exact same thing happened to me about three months ago and I thought I had just done something wrong but I know I selected only the one folder to delete today.

Is there something in Vista that thinks just because I've looked at the pictures that I don't want them anymore? Are they hiding somewhere on my computer? I checked the recycle bin and the pictures folder and they aren't in either place. Any ideas for what happened to them?

Thanks for input!

A:Vista deletes all SD card files when one is selected

Hi dbbattle and welcome to Vista Forums

I would approach this in a different manner. Firstly, COPY the contents of the SD card to a folder on your PC. This is your MASTER copy. Next, COPY this copy to another folder. This is then your WORKING copy. You can then manipulate your pictures as you like, even delete folders, but as long as you have your master copy intact you can retrieve everything, even if you empty the recycle bin.

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I have Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 on a Windows XP system. The Windows XP is original but I've formated my drive so many times in the past that i ran out of activations. So I found a crack that will activate and make my windows genuine. Now the problem I'm having is that every time NIS 2008 does a quick/full scan it deletes the hacktool for my windows xp, which I need (c:\windows\system32\antiwpa.dll) It also deletes my registry for this file (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\Antiwpa) which is also needed.

I have both of these files in my exclusions but norton automatically deletes High risk files. I need some help getting norton to bypass this because they are badly needed.

This is what my log looks like for norton:

Risk category: Virus
Overall Risk Impact: High
Performance: High
Privacy: High
Removal: High
Stealth: High
Click for more information about this risk : Hacktool
Action taken: Fully removed

Affected Areas:

Files & Directories:
Registry Entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\Antiwpa
Network & Browser Items:
Browser Cache

A:Norton 2008 Deletes Needed Files

A crack does not make Windows genuine. The only solution is to contact Microsoft. We do not support pirated software.

Closing thread.

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I don't know what to do guys. when i installed avg it didn't opened, i mean it opened but suddenly closed, every time i tried to open it. After some time i again checked what will happen but it showed that no exe file exists. I THINK it's some kind of malware. Binayamy logs are hereDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by vinaya at 5:19:31.46 on Sun 08/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18241Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.575.317 [GMT -7:00]AV: My Security Shield *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {09433DA5-A405-452C-B22F-98D08A3CCDBD}FW: My Security Shield *enabled* {1888D069-C896-440F-A6E8-E6CE269E412D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Mx One Antivirus\mogtr.exeC:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exeC:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitnet.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\winwpvnn.exeC:\Documents and Settin... Read more

A:Virus that deletes the exe files of antivirus and ccleaner

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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Hey I have a whole bunch of files on my computer that got duplicated and it's taking up a whole lot of directories and there seemingly everywhere. Is there any program that could search my hard drive for all files that are a duplicate of another and delete it?

A:Software that detects and deletes duplicate files

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I can't get past trying to publish my website due to an error stating cgi/bin not found: deleting files and it does! Any advice? The site is published (or rather attempting to publish) at Globat.com. I have requested the turn tags for FP.

A:FrontPage publishing: no cgi/bin so it deletes the files uploaded

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This new virus is also destructive as it will damage Windows Repair files MS04-011 Banish.A - Deletes Windows Repair Folder http://secunia.com/virus_information/17605/banish.a/This worm may propagate by taking advantage of the LSASS vulnerability. Information on this exploit can be found from the following link: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 It also propagates via email using the following details: Subject: (Any of the following) ? Here are the details. ? Ok. Read the attached instructions to solve the problem. ? Re: Thank you for your choice. ? Thank you for shopping. This mail contains your invoice. ? Thank you. Your credit card was processed successfully. Attachment: ZIP extension {File name taken from files found in the Windows recent documents folder} It deletes files found in the Windows repair folder.

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I deleted lots of programs and files to the recycle bin and I deleted them. But I found a program called restoration, and it gets all the things I deleted. SO I tried to delete them forever but it takes five hours to go up 1% . is there a program that deletes them forever faster?

A:Is There A Program That Deletes Files That Were Already Deleted And Is Faster Than Restoration?

please reply.

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This highly destructive virus damages the Windows environment extensively and infected users may need to rebuild their PC. This virus uses Microsoft Text-To-Speech (TTS) technology to repeatedly tell users their files are being deleted, which creates extra anxiety. Thankfully, this new trojan horse is not prevelant in the wild. Best practices and up-to-date AV protection will help ensure protection. Botvoice Trojan - Computerworld Articlehttp://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...ticleId=9026362QUOTE: The program, called the BotVoice.A Trojan, was first spotted by security vendor Panda last week. It is a Trojan horse program, which the victim must download first. But once installed, it gets nasty. The Trojan soon sets to work trying to delete everything from the victim's hard drive, while at the same time endlessly repeating an audible message, apparently designed to taunt the victim. "You have been infected. I repeat, you have been infected, and your system files have been deleted. Sorry. Have a nice day and bye-bye," the Trojan says. It does this by using a text-reading program that is part of the Windows operating system, Panda said. Users of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 and 95 are all at risk. Unlike a virus, BotVoice.A does not jump from computer to computer on its own, but spreads via peer-to-peer networks or storage devices such as CD-ROMs or USB (Universal Serial Bus) memory drives. The Trojan is unusual because unlike most malware wr... Read more

A:Botvoice - Talks To Infected Users As It Deletes Files

Talk about, adding insult, to injury. Thanks for the heads-up, harrywaldron.

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I really need help with this. My girlfriend's laptops gotten badly infected.
She has XP MCE, SP2, Webroot spysweeper and Norton on it.

Webroot is detecting the following:

Trojan Horse : trojan-backdoor-keylog-sters
Trojan Horse : trojan-backdoor-sapilayr
Trojan Horse : trojan-downloader-2pursuit
System Monitor: pcsentinels smoking gun
Adware : cas
Trojan Horse : komforochka smtp relay

So webroot tried to clean it and seemed to crash, showing no progress at all. It found
129,360 traces. The computer wouldnt respond to ctrl+alt+del either, so I shut it off
and googled up the problem on my PC. This is what I found in a discussion forum
from today:

However, it seems that spysweeper has only found traces of these things, not actual executables or anything (albeit 15000 for komforochka and 40000 for smoking gun). The wierd thing is though, that it freezes whenever I tell spysweeper to clean these things. Either that, or it just takes uber long. I waited for about 7 minutes, and it just seemed to stop responding and I couldnt open any other programs.
dont get it... I ran it for 30 minutes and it didnt do anything. It just froze...

Edit: OK, I tried running it in safe mode again. It went to a few different items, so I thought it was slowly working. However, then the whole comp just locked up and then it didnt want to boot into safe mode. I go back into regular windows, and everything is still there! What the heck is going on? I'm gonna try to run spybot and see ... Read more

A:Solved: TrojanHorse found, deletes files while ss runs!

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this is really anoying but i dont know how to fix it.
everytime i shutdown my computer (not when i reset) my computer
says on the boot "boot disk failure insert system disk". Can fix the problem
by typing "fixboot" but this means everytime i turn my comp on i have to load the system disk .

This problem only started after i installed ATI drivers.
It may be the HDD

Thermaltake purepower 420W psu
Amd Athlon XP 2800+
2x 512mb DDR 400 pc3200 Generic Ram
Sapphire 9700 pro Ultimate Edition - latest ATI driver Cayaylst 5.6
(.Wesern Digital 7200rpm 8mb Cache 200gb Hard Drive.)


A:Windows Deletes My System Files Eveytime I Shutdown

Have you tried to go back to an earlier Catalyst version, one that worked before? Also, have you tried System Restore (if you have Windows XP)?

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Hi, I work in a computer repair shop, and I've recently had two computers come in separately with the same very odd problem. What appears to have happened is that something has deleted most (but not all) of the folders within the Program Files and Program Files (x86) directories. A secondary symptom is that the start menu is also almost or completely empty. Files remain associated with the removed programs, and they appear to have been simply deleted rather than uninstalled. When the first machine came in I thought perhaps this was user error, but having seen a second identical but unrelated instance that now seems unlikely. The second user said it occurred around the time she was installing Norton 360 (in fact, the disk was still in her drive). I've checked in both cases and:
- The hard drives were healthy
- The folders were deleted, not hidden.

Anyone heard of a virus being the cause of something like this? I've done some extensive googling, and found a few people mentioning similar symptoms as far back as 2002, but no explanations.

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For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.

A:Problem with deleting files, permanently deletes and doesn't go to bin

Quote: Originally Posted by Dreamer92

For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.

This is the first thing I can recommend doing:
Right-click the Recycle Bin
Choose Properties
Select "Custom size" (you don't have to change the number in the Maximum size field, but you can if you wish)
If you have more than one storage drive, then select them and do the same thing
Click OK
If this doesn't work, then there may be other things to try. Although, I haven't checked yet.

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NOTE:  This EMET issue was moved here from this original post:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/gallery-wlsettings/photo-gallery-crash-emet-reporter-deletes-file/e5a510c8-e0fb-4d33-8179-8ee7a18d11e5?rtAction=1377879230389
Discovered a bug in EMET 4.0 running on Windows 8 (desktop).
Steps to reproduce:

open a .jpg graphic... opens in Photo Gallery.hit the "Edit, Organize, or Share" button, top left menu bar.Program crashes and opens a "Photo Gallery has stopped working"/Close program prompt.EMET opens up a "Do you want to send more information about this issue?" prompt.When you click Yes/Send with the EMET prompt it DELETES YOUR FILE - no recycle bin, no warning.
It appears to be a problem with EMET.  I closed the Photo Gallery prompt and the program closed, file deletion did not occur until the EMET prompt was sent/closed.
UPDATE:  Discovered a new unwanted behavior... it will delete the file when you hit the DONT report button as well.  I guess the only way is to close the prompt window and not to choose the REPORT or DON'T REPORT buttons.

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This is my first post and I hope I am in the right place. Tried to find previous ref but couldn't find anything. Any MS word 2007 open file will not save because it has gone to temp file name and original file deleted. Can recover by using 'save as' and changing name back to correct name but this has to happen every time and is very time consuming. Tried repair but nothing was wrong. I think it started after uploading latest drivers from AVG but don't see connection. It happens immediately a file is opened.

A:ms word sends open files to temp and deletes file.

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While the Windows Google Drive program is running, it creates folders called C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\temp\_MEInnnnn (where "nnnnn" is a 5-digit number). They contain python scripts and other things. They're usually created at startup, and removed tidily upon exit, but sometimes persist (I've taken that up with Google).  But I'm writing here to say that Combofix removes them.  (False Positive?)
I'm running Win7Pro/64-bit. 

A:Combofix deletes Google Drive Temp files. Possible False Positive?

ComboFix does scan the AppData folder as it is a common place malware tries to hid.If you believe the detection is a "false positive" by ComboFix, the developer (sUBs) will need a sample of the file(s) and log (ComboFix.txt) so he can investigate. Please submit (upload) a zipped copy to this Submit Malware Sample page.Fill in the requested information, comments and any further information.Zip the file(s) using a zipping program (i.e. 7-zip, WinRAR).Click the Browse... button and navigate to the location of the file.Click on the file to highlight it and choose Open.Click the Send File button.You will not be able to view the files that have been uploaded as they only show to the authorized users who can download them.sUBs will be able to collect the file(s) from there and examine them.Let me know when you have done this so I can advise the developer.

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Hi, I generally consider myself an advanced computer user, but I am completely stumped so wanted to ask the experts for advice. Have any of you heard of such a virus or know of a solution?

My situation is that I have some sort of infection which the first symptom was lagging computer, hourglass, unresponsiveness, and it took a long time to pull up the task manager and I would end tasks for Explorer, etc, and when I finally could interact with the OS again, large amounts of my files were deleted (media files, configuration files, etc - most of the hard drive).

I tried, several times, many different methods to figure out what is going on - boot CD antivirus programs (Avira, Trinity, DrWeb, etc), online scans, etc and found and removed a small number of Trojans (that may have been false positives), then reinstalled the OS, and everything would be fine and I'd be reinstalling software I use (clean versions of freeware/shareware from web sites, things like Winamp, Firefox, Adobe Reader, etc), and the same probably woulud happen again - computer lagging/freezing up, and the majority of the files on my hard drive being deleted.

I tried installing multiple antivirus softwares, firewalls, etc and cannot figure out what is causing this. I ran CHKDSK on all drives to make sure hard drives were OK and they were fine.

I even reformatted my hard drive and completely reinstalled fresh clean licensed Vista and the same problem happened again - how is this possible? Has anyone hear... Read more

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i just recently back up my files to an hd drive with help of win 7 back up wizard and now my question is how to restore back up files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files?? or BSOD or anything... please help.. i just want to be prepared in any outcome that may occur..

A:how to restore back uped files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files??

Well first of all, you don't want to restore your backup if your pc is no longer working. A backup only makes copies of your personal files, like documents, pictures, ect... You would want to use your Windows 7 CD/DVD to restore your system to factory specs, then you restore your backup (using the same Restore Wizard) to get all your personal stuff back.

Hope that answers your question.

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This is a worm written in VB with the following characteristics:1. The worm attempts to lure victims to follow a URL link, in so doing downloading a copy of it, and infecting themselves. It monitors Internet Explorer windows in order to detect when a new message is being created within MSN Hotmail. 2. The worm monitors browser window to detect when MSN hotmail is being used for sending new mail, and inserts text to such messages, which contains a URL from where the worm is downloaded if the recipient clicks on the link. 3. It deletes files on the root of C: and A:, and copies itself there in place of those files, appending a .EXE file extensionHotmatom Worm - New MSN Hotmail based worm deletes files http://secunia.com/virus_information/27456/hotmatom/http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_138829.htmhttp://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.hotmatom.html

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my son says he deleted one file from C and now the pc doesnt startup ,says ntldr missing , how can I get the deleted file using another computer from that disk so that I can use it again?need to find the recycle bin files!!

A:where is the recycle bin files on win xp

sergiomorgad said:

my son says he deleted one file from C and now the pc doesnt startup ,says ntldr missing , how can I get the deleted file using another computer from that disk so that I can use it again?need to find the recycle bin files!!Click to expand...
Assuming that you have XP, the following may help:


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when i delete something it is 'hidden' in the recycle bin. there are no files i can see in there but i know theyre there coz when i go to empty the bin it says 'empty these 23 items?'

A:can't see files in recycle bin

The recycle bin is it corrupted?


have a look here

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