Hi, all my Windows Xp, sp3 computers have RECYCLER and System Volume Information folders in the root drive. This is something new, they have not been there in the past. From what I have read, these can be normal system folders for XP. However, I have found these same folders on my USB drives which leads me to believe I have been infected with the Recycler Virus. Inside the RECYCLER folder is a file named S-1-5-21-684212494-17770114600-391. All my attempts to remove it has failed... it keeps coming back. I have read that disabling the Recycle Bin and System Restore will help in it's removal, but it does not help.
I am a Zone Alarm user, but Zone Alarm does not detect it. I have tried various virus removal software from many software developers (ie, Norton AVG, Avast, Comodo, GData, and Kaspersky etc.) in an effort to detect and remove this virus with no success.
In addition, I have tried many of the suggested manual removal techniques suggested on the internet with still no success.... from deleting various files and changes in the registry.
The question I have is... first is this a truly a virus? Is Zone Alarm aware of this virus/worm/trojan and working on a solution? Is there a fix?
Any help would be appreciated.