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EL58
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Registered: ‎02-20-2014
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$RECYCLE.BIN Folder Created On Flash Drive

Hi All,

 

I recently connected my Cruzer Glide 8GB Flash Drive to a computer running Windows 7 Home Edition, and after I removed my flash drive, I found that a $RECYCLE.BIN folder had been created on the flash drive. I am wondering if this is a sign of a virus.

 

Inside the $RECYCE.BIN folder is a filed called desktop.ini (129 bytes, INI file Type). I don't know how to check for hidden folders or files, so I have only listed what I've seen without going through any settings or options.

 

 

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Ed_P
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: $RECYCLE.BIN Folder Created On Flash Drive

I am wondering if this is a sign of a virus.

 

No!  Most likely the USB drive was seen as a Fixed drive rather than Removable drive by Windows and that's what Windows does with Fixed drives.

Ed
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EL58
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Registered: ‎02-20-2014
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Re: $RECYCLE.BIN Folder Created On Flash Drive

Thanks