I received an email and without thinking I opened the attachment voicemail.exe. I know better, but I thought it was from someone I knew. It wasn't.
My PC started being slow. Then when I tried to open Excel and Word docs, i got messages saying they were in the wrong format or corrupted.
I ran System Restore and returned to my status as of yesterday. After coming backup system appears to be normal, speed is OK, again, but i still can't open Word, Excel or PDF documents. I still get wrong format or corrupted file messages.
I downloaded, installed and ran Malwarebytes. It found and removed 7 infected objects. The infections were:
Trojan.FakeMS, Trojan.Medfos, Trojan.Zbot, Trojan.lameshield.
As I mentioned, I think I am infection free at this point but whatever infected my PC affected my document files.
Is this a known issue? Is there a utility for fixing the corrupted files?
Edited by hamluis, 23 October 2013 - 05:20 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.