I have just removed an infection from a computer without much of an issue, but the infection has left behind a big problem. It has renamed almost all of the common file types such as .jpg, .doc, .xls, .js, .php, .docx, .ppt, etc. to [filename].jpg.block, [filename].doc.block, [filename].xls.block, etc. I have searched the computer and there are over 10,000 files that have been altered. I have downloaded a free program called Extension Renamer, which makes the process faster than renaming them one by one, but it still will take quite a while to go through all of the different file types. I am wondering if there is a script or program that would be useful to remove the ".block" from all of these files with a more automated or hand free approach?
The situation has gotten worse. I have started renaming the files to remove the ".block" and none of the files work with their original extensions.
The infection that caused this problem is referred to here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic469321.html
Edited by bryraasch, 25 September 2012 - 01:13 PM.