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#1 KJLue

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hi,

Today I tried to access my powerpoints on my android tab and then my laptop and realized that the file size of nearly all my powerpoints and a few other files had been reduced to 0kb on my USB. My laptop is Windows 7, running avast. However, I think the infection came from one of the work computers which is Windows xp. I googled and came across Worm.Explore.Zip as a possibility. Is there a way I can recover the files, they are critical. Strangely, since my hard disk died, there was no other backup. How do I find out of its an infection? Would the tab also become a source of infection for any usb plugged into it? Since the work computer is a random classroom computer, I wont be able to do much other than ask IT...but I would like to be able to somehow make my USB immune from this infection.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Since the work computer is a random classroom computer, I wont be able to do much other than ask IT...but I would like to be able to somehow make my USB immune from this infection.

Since the computer is a work computer, and you have an IT department available to help you, we recommend you seek advice from them first.

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