How to Remove Recycler Folder Virus

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How to Remove Recycler Folder Virus
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The Recycler Folder virus is a computer parasite that spreads itself via removable media such as USB flash memory cards or drives. Once inside your computer, this virus can disable your antivirus software, block access to computer protection websites, generate numerous pop-ups and significantly slow down your computer's speed. In addition, the Recycler Folder virus can redirect your browser searches and slow down the Internet connection speed. Remove this dangerous virus immediately to prevent further damage.

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    Press the "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Esc" keys at the same time to start the Task Manager.

  2. 2

    Click the "Processes" tab in the Task Manager's window and select "ctfmon.exe."

  3. 3

    Click "End Process" at the bottom of the window and close the Task Manager.

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    Go to the "Start" menu, type "regedit" in the "Start Search" box and hit "Enter" to start the Registry Editor.

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    Browse to and delete the following registry entry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\ {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAX5-90401C608512}

  3. 3

    Close the Registry Editor.

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    Go to the "Start" menu, type "ctfmon.exe" in the "Start Search" box and hit "Enter."

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    Right-click the search result(s) and select "Delete."

  3. 3

    Restart your computer.

Tips and warnings

  • Back up the system registry before removing the registry entry.
  • Delete only the listed registry entry to avoid damage to the operating system.

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