I was asked to help a friend with an infected computer. It was slow, anti malware programs would not run even in safe mode, Google searches were re directed, regedit would not run, etc etc. The owner needed it up and running ASAP so I suggested a fresh install. I tried to save the personal files and found that all the .jpg, .doc, .pdf and .zip files had the extra extension .encrypt and would not open. Only files with .gif and .tif were not affected.
I did a fresh install of XP Home but could only save .gif and .tif files that were not changed.
I have been searching and posting all over the web to no avail to find out how to unencrypt files like this.
If it happened once chances are it will happen again and I would like to find out if this was caused by an infection and what to do about it.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Edited by sysdll, 29 March 2009 - 10:36 PM.