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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "recycler.exe":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "recycler.exe" was mostly identified as a threat.
File "recycler.exe" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "recycler.exe"101
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat91
Statistical volume of cases when "recycler.exe" was a threat90%
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The file "recycler.exe" is known to be created under the following filenames:
%AppData%\explorer.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\winnt.com
%AppData%\recycler\recycler.exe
%CommonDesktopDir%\desktop.exe
%CommonDesktopDir%\documents.exe
%CommonPrograms%\programs.exe
%Favorites%\svchost.exe
%MyDocuments%\x-files.exe
%Profiles%\localservice.exe
%Profiles%\localservice\services.exe
%Profiles%\networkservice.exe
%ProgramFiles%\adobe.exe
%ProgramFiles%\messenger.exe
%ProgramFiles%\messenger\messenger.exe
%ProgramFiles%\microsoft frontpage\version3.0.exe
%ProgramFiles%\microsoft frontpage\version3.0\bin.exe
%ProgramFiles%\msn.exe
%ProgramFiles%\msn\msn.exe
%ProgramFiles%\netmeeting.exe
%ProgramFiles%\netmeeting\netmeeting.exe
%ProgramFiles%\vmware.exe
%ProgramFiles%\vmware\vmware.exe
%ProgramFiles%\windows nt\lsass.exe
%ProgramFiles%\windowsupdate.exe
%ProgramFiles%\windowsupdate\windowsupdate.exe
%ProgramFiles%\winpcap.exe
%ProgramFiles%\winpcap\winpcap.exe
%ProgramFiles%\xerox.exe
%ProgramFiles%\xerox\nwwia.exe
%ProgramFiles%\xerox\xerox.exe
%Programs%\startup\89pits89.exe
%Programs%\startup\domain.exe
%Programs%\startup\startupfolder.com
%System%\1025.exe
%System%\1028.exe
%System%\1031.exe
%System%\1031\1031.exe
%System%\1033.exe
%System%\1033\1033.exe
%System%\1037.exe
%System%\1037\1037.exe
%System%\1041.exe
%System%\1041\1041.exe
%System%\1042.exe
%System%\1042\1042.exe
%System%\1054.exe
%System%\1054\1054.exe
%System%\2052.exe
%System%\2052\2052.exe
%System%\3076.exe
%System%\3076\3076.exe
%System%\360safe.exe
%System%\3com_dmi.exe
%System%\3com_dmi\3com_dmi.exe
%System%\catroot.exe
%System%\catroot\catroot.exe
%System%\catroot2.exe
%System%\catroot2\catroot2.exe
%System%\com.exe
%System%\com\com.exe
%System%\config.exe
%System%\dhcp.exe
%System%\dhcp\dhcp.exe
%System%\directx.exe
%System%\directx\dinput.exe
%System%\directx\dinput\dinput.exe
%System%\directx\directx.exe
%System%\dllcache.exe
%System%\dllcache\mainctl.dll
%System%\dllcache\wminotify.dll
%System%\domain.exe
%System%\drivers.exe
%System%\drivers\disdn.exe
%System%\drivers\disdn\disdn.exe
%System%\drivers\drivers.exe
%System%\drivers\etc.exe
%System%\drivers\etc\etc.exe
%System%\drivers\smss.exe
%System%\drivers\usbinfo.com
%System%\explorer.exe
%System%\export.exe
%System%\export\export.exe
%System%\fuvirus.exe
%System%\grouppolicy.exe
%System%\grouppolicy\adm.exe
%System%\grouppolicy\machine.exe
%System%\grouppolicy\user.exe
%System%\ias.exe
%System%\ias\ias.exe
%System%\icsxml.exe
%System%\icsxml\icsxml.exe
%System%\ime.exe
%System%\ime\cintlgnt.exe
%System%\ime\cintlgnt\cintlgnt.exe
%System%\ime\ime.exe
%System%\ime\pintlgnt.exe
%System%\ime\pintlgnt\pintlgnt.exe
%System%\ime\tintlgnt.exe
%System%\ime\tintlgnt\tintlgnt.exe
%System%\inetsrv.exe
Notes:
  • %AppData% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that serves as a common repository for application-specific data. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data.
  • %CommonDesktopDir% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that contains files and folders that appear on the desktop for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %CommonPrograms% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that contains the directories for the common program groups that appear on the Start menu for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %Favorites% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that serves as a common repository for the user's favorite items. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Favorites.
  • %MyDocuments% is a variable that refers to the file system directory used to physically store a user's common repository of documents. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\My Documents.
  • %Profiles% is a variable that refers to the file system directory containing user profile folders. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings.
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
  • %Programs% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that contains the user's program groups. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

The file "recycler.exe" has the following possible countries of origin:
OriginNumber of Incidents
China8
United Kingdom5
Saudi Arabia3
Spain3
Taiwan1

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "recycler.exe":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
Generic VB.b [McAfee]26
W32.SillyDC [Symantec]24
Worm.Win32.VB.act [Kaspersky Lab]24
Mal/VB-F [Sophos]18
W32.Sality.AE [Symantec]16
W32/Sality-AM [Sophos]15
Worm.Win32.VB [Ikarus]15
Virus:Win32/Sality.AM [Microsoft]13
Generic VB [McAfee]12
W32.SillyFDC [Symantec]12
Worm:Win32/VB.UK [Microsoft]12
Virus.Win32.VB.eu [Kaspersky Lab]11
W32/Sality.gen [McAfee]11
Worm.VB.AARY [PC Tools]11
Trojan Horse [Symantec]9
Win32/Xema.worm.32768.AS [AhnLab]8
Virus.Win32.Sality [Ikarus]7
WORM_SILLY.SCC [Trend Micro]7
PE_SALITY.JER [Trend Micro]6
W32.Setclo [Symantec]6
W32/Autorun.worm.i.gen [McAfee]6
WORM_SILLY.CW [Trend Micro]6
Worm.Win32.VB.bz [Kaspersky Lab]5
Worm.Win32.VB.ft [Kaspersky Lab]5
WORM_VB.ESM [Trend Micro]5
PE_SALITY.EK [Trend Micro]4
Trojan-Dropper.Win32.VB.jen [Kaspersky Lab]4
W32/AutoRun-XU [Sophos]4
W32/YahLover.worm.gen [McAfee]4
Win32.Sality.AM.Gen [PC Tools]4
Worm.VB!sd6 [PC Tools]4
Worm:Win32/VB [Microsoft]4
Generic Malware.eb [McAfee]3
Mal/Behav-043 [Sophos]3
Mal/EncPk-AO [Sophos]3
Virus.Win32.Sality.aa [Kaspersky Lab]3
Worm:Win32/Autorun.CZ [Microsoft]3
Worm:Win32/Autorun.DA [Microsoft]3
Email-Worm.Win32.VB [Ikarus]2
Gen.Trojan [Ikarus]2
Generic VB.c [McAfee]2
Generic.dx!zh [McAfee]2
JS.Chir.B [PC Tools]2
Mal/Airworm-A [Sophos]2
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]2
Mal/Sohana-A [Sophos]2
PE_SALITY.BI [Trend Micro]2
PE_SALITY.M [Trend Micro]2
PE_VIRUT.XP [Trend Micro]2
Trojan.Win32.VB.uat [Kaspersky Lab]2
Virus.Win32.Sality.y [Kaspersky Lab]2
Virus.Win32.VB.gf [Ikarus]2
Virus.Win32.VB.p [Kaspersky Lab]2
Virus.Win32.Virut.q [Kaspersky Lab]2
W32.Virut.U [Symantec]2
W32/Sality.ae [McAfee]2
W32/Sality.ao [McAfee]2
W32/SillyFDC-Y [Sophos]2
W32/Vetor-A [Sophos]2
Win32.Sality.AK [PC Tools]2
Win32/Autorun.worm.318797 [AhnLab]2
Win32/Kashu.B [AhnLab]2
Win32/MalPackedB.suspicious [AhnLab]2
Win32/Xema.worm.73728.Z [AhnLab]2
Win-Trojan/Agentmb.196608 [AhnLab]2
Win-Trojan/Xema.variant [AhnLab]2
Worm.BAT.Autorun.es [Kaspersky Lab]2
Worm.VB.DXQQ [PC Tools]2
Worm.VB.ZUD [PC Tools]2
Worm.Win32.VB.alb [Kaspersky Lab]2
Worm.Win32.VB.sn [Kaspersky Lab]2
Worm:Win32/SillyShareCopy.AF [Microsoft]2
WORM_VB.CDW [Trend Micro]2
BackDoor-DRV.gen.c [McAfee]1
BAT.Trojan.FormatCQ [Ikarus]1
BehavesLikeWin32.Malware [Ikarus]1
Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce.b [Kaspersky Lab]1
Generic.dx [McAfee]1
Mal/HckPk-A, Mal/Sality-B [Sophos]1
Mal/TibsPk-A [Sophos]1
PE_Chir.B [Trend Micro]1
PE_SALITY.AM [Trend Micro]1
PE_SALITY.AS [Trend Micro]1
PE_SALITY.BU [Trend Micro]1
PE_VIRUT.AV [Trend Micro]1
PE_VIRUT.XO [Trend Micro]1
Trojan.Win32.Buzus.cdwc [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan-Dropper.Delf [Ikarus]1
Virus.Win32.AutoRun.hv [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.Sality.q [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.Sality.v [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.Small.ab [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.VB.bb [Ikarus]1
Virus.Win32.VB.ld [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.Virut.av [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus:Win32/Sality.AH [Microsoft]1
Virus:Win32/Virut.AC [Microsoft]1
Virus:Win32/Virut.AP [Microsoft]1
W32.Chir.B@mm [Symantec]1
W32.Sality.U [Symantec]1