What is the thumbs.db, desktop.ini, RECYCLER, autorun.inf, Trash 1000 and how to delete them

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What is the thumbs.db, desktop.ini, RECYCLER, autorun.inf, Trash 1000 and how to delete them

In your computer there will be many hidden files which may slowdown your system performance. But you never notice them because they are hidden.To see those hidden file follow the below given steps.
Open My Computer.
Click Tools and then Folder Options.
Within the Folder Options window click the View tab.
In View, under Advanced Settings, Untick the below shown options and click ok
Now when you go to your C drive or any other drive of folder you will get to see so many hidden files in which thumbs.db, desktop.ini, RECYCLER, autorun.inf, .Trash 1000 files will be very common files.
What is autorun.inf??
autorun.inf is not a virus. It’s typically used by removable media like USB or pendrives. It simply stores information so that when the media is inserted, it can tell your PC to launch a program when that pendrive is plugged in to your system and if virus is there in your pendrive than it will be launched automatically.
How to remove autorun.inf ??
1. Open Command Prompt (Start->Run, type cmd and hit OK).
2. Type the drive letter assigned to your pendrive. For example f:
3. Type—> dir/w/o/a/p
4. Type—> attrib -h -r -s -a *.*
5. Type—> del autorun.inf
And if you want to delete it from some drive than use the following commands. Consider i want to remove autorun.inf from my C drive.
1. Open Command Prompt (Start->Run, type cmd and hit OK).
2. Type the drive letter assigned to your drive. For example C:
3. Type—> c: atrrib-h-s-r autorun.inf
4. Type—> del c:autorun.inf
5. Type—> del c:ntdelect.com
What is thumbs.db??
thumbs.db is not a virus,thumbs.db is automatically created in the same directory as where the thumbnails have been viewed. This file contains the information required by Windows to display the thumbnails for each of the icons and will be placed in every folder thumbnails are viewed.thumbs.db makes system slow if they are many so it better if you delete all.
How to remove thumbs.db??
Now follow the next steps to remove the thumbs.db files from your hard drive
For WindowsXP
1) Click on Start
2) Click on Search
3) Click on All Files and Folders
4) Type the following in the section called “all or part of the file name”
thumbs.db
5) In the Look in box, make sure Local Hard Drives is chosen
6) Click Search
7) A long list of thumbs.db files should appear, Select All thumbs.db
8) Delete all thumbs.db
For windows 7 and 8
Directly go to My computer and there in search “thumbs.db” and later select all thumbs.db and delete it
What is desktop.ini ??
Desktop.ini is a computer virus. A computer virus is a program that has the ability to copy itself and spread from one computer to another. Computer viruses are generally designed to complete some malicious act. For example, a computer virus may slow your computer, disable certain programs, change your desktop and Internet settings, cause your computer to crash, make your disk drives inaccessible or flood your computer with pop-up advertisements. While it is best to prevent viruses from ever entering your computer, if you get a virus you should remove it as quickly as possible.
How to remove desktop.ini ??
Click on the “Start” menu.
Click on the “Search Files and Programs” box, then type “Desktop.ini.”
Right-click on the file that appears in the results list, then click “Delete.”
End Infected Processes
Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete.”
Click on the “Task Manager.”
Click on the “Processes” tab.
Right-click on “Desktop.ini,” and click “End Process.”
What is RECYCLER??
Recycler virus exploits the AutoRun feature present in Windows computers. The AutoRun feature relies on a file known as Autorun.inf,Once a computer is infected with recycler virus, it copies AutoRun.inf to each and every drive including all the permanent and removable drives, such as DVDs, CDs, memory sticks, USB drives etc.
The recycler virus also creates a hidden folder in each drive of your computer. The virus will executive itself whenever you insert a removable media into your computer. The recycler virus also creates a batch file to execute itself every time you log into Windows and it will also modify registry entries. One special feature of this virus is that it cannot be removed even after formatting the removable media. Many antivirus softwares are able to detect this virus but they are unable to delete it.
How to remove RECYCLER virus??
You can get rid of the recycler virus manually as well as by using antivirus software. To remove the recycler virus manually, follow the steps given below:
1) Go to task manager(Ctrl + Alt + Delete). In the processes tab, look for a process called CTFMON.EXE. Select the process and kill it by clicking on End Process button.
2) Search for CTFMON.EXE in the start menu and delete it.
3) Restart your computer and boot the computer in a safe mode. To do this, press F8 key while your computer is starting, select the option “Safe mode” and then press enter.
4) Look for the file Autorun.inf in each drive of your computer. If found, check whether it has hidden, system and read-only attributes enabled. If they’re enabled, disable them and then delete the file. Do this for all the drives on your computer and then empty the recycle bin.
5) Run Regedit and search for NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry in the following folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWARE
Change the value to the entry to 03ffffff.
6) Restart your computer and scan it with the latest antivirus software.
If you find all these steps difficult than download the below mention software to remove recycler virus.
Use Flash Disinfector to remove the virus from USB/flash drives :- Click here
Or use Smart virus remover which scan to delete every instance of the virus :- Click here
What is .Trash1000??
Linux will create such folders when a file is deleted from a USB drive. Presumably this would allow a file to be restored if you accidentally deleted it.so no need to worry about this file
BONUS
Go to your C drive, there you may find a file with this name “3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06Z..ZZ.Z…….ZZ” it may be around 10 to 11 mb..actually its a dump file and keeps increasing its size so better delete it.

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