How to Recover Files After Recycler Virus?

“Hello all! I had a confidential folder stored on desktop with password protection. Accidentally that folder got deleted. I noticed that few files on my system were already virus infected. A folder named RECYCLER showing some unusual files opened up. Thinking that would be the reason, I started to remove those files manually. After a cleanup, I found that instead of deleting Recycler virus I removed the default recycler folder from system that has erased all the deleted data residing on recycle folder. Can somebody come up with suggestions that could bring back my folder files? Please help!”

I thought it was gold, but it was bronze actually!

Most of the time, there is a misconception between RECYCLER and recycler virus. Well what is the difference between both?

The Recycler folder is a system folder that keeps track of every deleted file. Whenever you wish to restore files that were deleted before, the system will retrieve them from what is known as “RECYCLER folder”. You just need to click on this folder, and retain your deleted files, picture, etc. and moreover Recycler folder attributes are hidden, they are visible only after enabling 'show hidden files and folders' option.

Whereas, Recycler virus is originated from W32.Lecna.H worm that spreads by copying itself affecting USB drives, memory sticks, CD-ROMs, DVDs and many other devices. It resembles the system RECYCLER folder file confusing common users. The virus enters computer using autorun feature via the storage devices.

Small virus code, big effect!

Recycler virus can lead to huge problems on system. Some of them are:

  • Changes registry key content
  • Slows down computer
  • Generates invisible files and folders drives that can change registry files
  • It can download hazardous virus infected applications and programs when connected to internet server

You know that the culprit is RECYCLER virus, what are you still waiting for?

Now it’s time to remove these RECYCLER viruses that mislead people to remove RECYCLER folder on the whole. Try below method…

  • Search for CTFMON.EXE process and use Task Manager to delete it
  • Use safe mode to boot system and then run command prompt Window
  • Uncheck/disable hidden files and also autorun.inf attributes and recycle folder, delete them Empty recycle bin
  • Now launch registry editor and edit NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry with 03ffffff value in following registry folders: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWARE
  • Finally restart system with antivirus software scan

(Recommended to edit windows registry under expert’s advice)

Guys, it’s good that RECYCLER virus can be eliminated completely from system but how about mistakenly deleted recycler folder? How to bring them back? Relax! Don’t you know erased files are not actually removed from computer?

Certainly, get back your vital files deleted via recycler folder. Over many user’s recommendations and suggestions, you are suggested to utilize Yodot File Recovery tool for complete solution.

Yes, it’s time for Yodot!

This application helps to brings back deleted files on account of recycler virus. It scans every sector of drive to retrieve your files and gets back them. It restores files from hard drive and also from Pen drives, CF cards, SD cards, external drive and many more portable devices. This tool is capable of fetching back 300 or more file types on any storage device with much ease. This tool is actually helpful when QuickBook files are deleted by virus, MS Office filles are missing due to antivirus scan and so far. No need of worrying about compatibility issue while working with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 because this tool supports them. Also users having queries like how to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty can utilize the same.

Perform these steps to fetch your files due to recycler virus mess:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery application
  • Install and run the application
  • Opt for “Deleted File Recovery” and click on “Next”
  • Select the drive that needs file restoration, scan process takes place with a list of recoverable files
  • Select desired files using “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • “Preview” files whether to confirm they are recovered properly or not
  • Save restored files onto destination folder

Be precautious before you’re pushed out for a file recover

  • Have backup of files
  • Do not repeat the mistake of saving restored files onto same source drive