02-20-2014 12:32 PM
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.
02-21-2014 07:11 AM
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.
Important files = Backed up files