Ok, some updates (well, sorta....... nothing new happened):
Ran all my spyware/adware programs, and it caught nothing. I ran my anti-virus right before checking the files, then right after, and it didn't recognize anything. All these programs are up to date and have the latest definitions.
I deleted the e-mail right after i downloaded the images and have already emptied the trash folder. I'm stuck w/ the pics on my harddrive.
I've had no problem with e-mail attachments before (I use thunderbird), and have gotten pics from friends/family w/ no problems in the past. I don't think it has anything to do w/ the attachment settings.
I tried to use the EDIT
option in the right click to open and change the file, but it won't open. I also tried the Open With
option to open it w/ notepad. But when notepad opens, it brings up the menu to choose a file to edit, but does not recognize any of the files that are giving me problems.
The files are labelled at standard JPEG files (at least, from what i can tell, i can't view the properties). In the status bar, when highlighted, they show up as Type: JPEG Image Size: 1.2 mb
I don't have a linux live cd right now, but i can always download one soon. I'll try that out to see if it works. I have a linux partition, but the way things are set up, i don't have permissions to write to/edit anything on the windows partition. However, i CAN VIEW the files from the linux partition, but i can't see the pics from my windows partition (they're supposed to be some "funny" pictures, but they aren't humorous..)
Thanx for all the suggestions, but so far nothing has worked.....
Edited by Heretic Monkey, 08 May 2006 - 10:43 AM.