Moving a document to the Recycle Bin folder on your computer can be a good thing sometimes. It gives one the opportunity to restore documents that may have been deleted mistakenly. But, it could also cause a little problem if the documents are infected with malware or viruses.
It is always advisable to delete permanently, documents that are infected with malware. Leaving such documents in your recycle bin could cause damage to your computer.
Rickdailytips.com suggests that files that are infected with malware like viruses and worms can lurk in the Recycle Bin and wait to spring into action when triggered by another malicious piece of software, a flaw in one of the programs we run, or even a flaw in the Windows code itself.
Thus such files should be deleted once it is suspected that they could potentially harm your computer. There are two ways to permanently delete files from your laptop; one way is to press the Shift+Delete key combination.
Pressing Shift+Delete will completely (and immediately) remove a potentially dangerous file from your system instead of placing it into the Recycle Bin where it could spring to life at a later time and wreak all kinds of havoc with your system.
Another option is to follow these steps if the Recycle Bin icon isn’t displayed on the Desktop:
1 – Press the Windows+E key combination to open a File Explorer window.
2 – Click once in the blank portion of the address/file path bar to highlight whatever is already displayed there.
3 – Type recycle bin and then press the Enter key.
4 – Click Recycle Bin Tools.
5 – Click Recycle Bin Properties.
6 – Select the line that says Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.
7 – Click Apply, then click OK.