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?
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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