Most antivirus programs identify RECYCLER.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as W32.SillyFDC or W32.Lecna.H, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.VB.btx or Worm.Win32.Agent.cs.
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Description: RECYCLER.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RECYCLER.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 315,388 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. RECYCLER.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.
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If RECYCLER.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 74,240 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. RECYCLER.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If RECYCLER.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 200,704 bytes. RECYCLER.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file.
Important: You should check the RECYCLER.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active RECYCLER process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the RECYCLER.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.