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#1 kcorbin33

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

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?

 

Thx


Edited by hamluis, 23 October 2013 - 05:20 PM.
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#2 Wolverine 7

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

Sometimes virus removal will do damage to system or documents,did you make backups of the documents?

If you didn't make backups and the documents are important you could try

 

http://www.sysinfotools.com/recovery/ms-word-docx-recovery.html

http://www.sysinfotools.com/recovery/ms-excel-xlsx-recovery.html

 

I think pdf files are a bit tricky once corrupted,try

 

http://www.datanumen.com/pdf-repair/






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