This is a discussion on Emptying my Recycle Bin within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I am trying to clean up my computer. Takes so long to shut down. I have done a disk clean
I am trying to clean up my computer. Takes so long to shut down. I have done a disk clean and I have so so much stuff in my Recycle bin. There are 134 objects and most files are pf files and shows original location in C:/Window/Prefetch and they range from 4kb to 90kb. I want to clean out my recycle bin. Will this mess up my computer? I googled an example which is Rundll32.EXE-1BC69D2D.pf and it gave me info for trojan viruses. Not sure what to do?
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Anything in your Recycle Bin isn't being used by Windows and is safe to empty. Try using ATF Cleaner. Put a check next to Windows Temp, All Users Temp, Temporary Internet Files and Recycle Bin. That will clear out a lot of junk.
After that it would be a good idea to run a virus scan.
However, where was the file BEFORE it got to the recycle bin. I am not a security wallah but if you are concerned about the possibility of a Trojan, I suggest you click this link and follow the instructions to the letter
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