Hi guys don't really know where to put this because I don't know what is causing it. I was infected with cryptolocker and the 4 files can still be found in just about every folder on the computer however the infection is no longer active? I don't get the messages anymore when I reboot/log in.
After the infection was removed everything seemed fine. That was a couple months ago. Last night I needed a picture and I went back to get it and found out all my thumbnails are gone (they show the place holder and file name but not the picture) and the pics wont open on an entire hard drive and scattered throughout the computer. (I localize most pics on one drive) The video files are ok though. I have been searching the web and downloaded data repair (stellarphoenix). Tried photo shop because I read that it would open files with bad headers. Tried gimp. Tried my linux box. When I look on the network linux cannot even see the files. Tried the following command at C: assoc .jpeg=jpegfile and get access denied error occurred while processing jpeg.
In some folders half the files are there and half are not. I originally noticed when I clicked on the image and got this message. "windows photo viewer can't open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted or is too large.
Sadly this is years and years of family photos. Naturally no system restore or backup. : ( I've been meaning to get these sorted out and copies made for the kids yada yada).
The best I can figure out is the headers are all changed. I thought it might be encryption from cryptolocker but I uploaded one of the images to try and get the key using the firefox program but it said this was NOT a file infected by cryptolocker. I have been thinking it is a permission thing in windows or maybe win 7 ultimate is behind it somehow (I saw this mentioned on a thread) But the files don't show up in linux either. I don't know what happened to these files but I hope I can get them back they are not overwritten.
Thanks so much.
Edited by fattyz, 27 April 2015 - 08:57 AM.