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Strange virus changing file extensions of office, pdf, jpg and zip files.


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#1 CasualKilla

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:35 PM

I had a very strange virus one of my PCs that seemed to change the file extensions of certain files (office, pdf, jpg and zip files) and also made the files unreadable when I fixed the extensions and tried to reopen them. We had our IT guy come in and restore a backup, but 2 flash-drives still have the files with this issue.

 

here is a screenshot of what it does to the files: http://imgur.com/twlkpy5

 

it seems to capitalize the normal extension, then add ".gpqvsem"

 

I have run panda security and malwarebytes scans and it doesn't pick up any issues on either of the flash-drives.

 

Any help fixes the files would be very appreciated. :)



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:50 PM

Bad news...looks like you can toss those files on the flash drive into the waste can.

Read the info in this post: #2


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

Bad news...looks like you can toss those files on the flash drive into the waste can.

Read the info in this post: #2

Ouch that is bad news, can you recommend an anti-virus to make sure this does not happen again?


Edited by CasualKilla, 23 January 2015 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:13 PM

Read the posts linked to in the linked post I gave you. It is all there.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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