How to Remove BV:AutoRun-G [Wrm] or Recycler Virus from Your USB Drive [Updated]

by Venkat eswarlu on January 7, 2009

in Troubleshooting

 How to Remove BV:AutoRun G [Wrm] or Recycler Virus from Your USB Drive [Updated]

I, some how got BV:AutoRun-G[Wrm] aka Recycler virus in my USB drive as Avast anti-virus keep indicating me virus was found, this is only from the USB drive and the virus in not in the computer. If you keep aside this virus aside, Avast is really annoying me popping up every time with that warning .

I, have to mention the things I done, prior to using flash disinfector, I formatted my USB Drive but in vain Avast keep giving virus warning .

1.Download flash disinfector to your computer and save in a folder other than windows drive.

2.Now run flash-disinfector tool ,it asks to insert your flash drive click ok and insert your flash drive.

3.The desktop icons will be completely disappeared ,wait patiently until done message appears from flash disinfector.

4.After done message appears click ok.That’s it flash disinfector locked the virus not removed.

 How to Remove BV:AutoRun G [Wrm] or Recycler Virus from Your USB Drive [Updated]

5.So be careful if you try to remove the files of flash disinfector in flash drive it will reactivate virus ,keep those files intact .Don’t format your USB drive as virus reactivate.

Download Flash disinfector

Update :

AVG FREE Anti-virus with updated antivirus definitions has Identified the BV:AutoRun-G [Wrm] or Recycler .exe and removed it .

 How to Remove BV:AutoRun G [Wrm] or Recycler Virus from Your USB Drive [Updated]

  • Plug in your USB drive and scan your USB Drive with AVG Antivirus FREE edition
  • AVG recognizes it, remove it by clicking remove selected infections or click Remove all unhealed infections.
  • Once AVG removed the Wrm,backup your data from your USB drive and format it .
  • My USB drive formatted without any problems since Wrm has been already removed by AVG .I Verified the USB drive by scanning with Avast by plugging the USB drive ,I have not found any warnings or Symptoms of BV:Autorun-G[Wrm] or recycler.exe as it gave me earlier.

Note: Updated AVG detects and removes BV:Autorun-G[Wrm] or recycler.exe virus permanently from your computer and USB drive.

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Anonymous July 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

I have the same problem with Avast and my usb drive and it gave me the option of moving it to the chest and thats what I did and now when I plug in my usb I no longer get that alert. I have tryed it on all my computers and I have had no problem. I can see the infected file in the virus chest. I dont know if this will work for anyone but it has worked for me. This is a horrible virus I have been battling trying to get rid of for a while.


Anonymous September 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Prevention is better than cure. I suggest you create a folder and name it AUTORUN.INF in your USB flash drive. That will prevent autorun worm to activate..

Jerk, Philippines


Computer Support December 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm

This virus has been widely spread these days and it has become very common that every pen drive we use will be infected by this virus. This Recycler virus / BV:AutoRun-G[Wrm] is very annoying one and even formatting the pen drive will not remove the virus. Though antivirus software is able to identify, it cannot remove the virus completely. If you delete this manually, it will again create itself and none of the virus removal tricks could work to resolve the problem.


phen June 14, 2010 at 9:03 am



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