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Windows XP forum: USB Stick Virus causes Windows XP Problems (RECYCLER.exe)

by: VirusFighter May 12, 2007 8:25 PM PDT

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USB Stick Virus causes Windows XP Problems (RECYCLER.exe)

by VirusFighter - 5/12/07 8:25 PM


I got an interesting Problem. I havent figured it out completely yet and hope for some support from you guys.
Im not a geek, and moreover completely new at forums. But enough personal preliminaries.

I have an USB Stick. When I Plug it in, everything is fine, till i double click it in Windows Explorer. After I do so, it does something i havent really figured out. But so far I can report the following problems it seems to cause:

i) After a while i get a Windows error message that tells me: RECYCLER.exe has encountered a problem and needs to be closed, ...

ii) The USB Stick wont open anymore, when I double click it. I have to right click it and say explore out of the context menu.

iii) I cant show hidden files anymore in Folder Options! I solved this Problem already by following the tips of this Forum here in that thread:

I Used the Registry fix:


in the right side of the window, there must be a entry called: checkedvalue

right click on it n and select ' value'....
if its value is set for ' 0' than delete it n set the value as ' 1'..
close the regedit window.....
now the problem must be gone......this worked in my system n now i can
unhide the hidden files......

This Registry Fix makes me capable to show hidden files in Windows explorer again.

iv) when i unplug the USB stick and Plug it in again, Windows just wouldn`t give me the menu with the Options what i want to do anymore.

As I said, I fixed the problem to show hidden Files. So there are two hidden Files on my USB Stick:

a) autorun

autorun looks like this:


What the RECYCLER.exe does, i cant really tell. I tried to figure out by disassembling it with a tool from HavenTools called PE Explorer:

But my Computer Skills seem to be not sufficient enough to analyse it properly. Can anybody help me?

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