Could a virus be causing email app to split files up?
Posted on 2004-03-23
This is very wierd.
A client on a win2K machine using the latest office 2003 version of Publisher creates a newsletter which she emails. When she sends it to me, I get 3 messages with a large page of machine language goblygook. Other people she sends to also get the same three files in the message body. All except one guy at the office who gets the file just fine. He is one of 3 recipients in the office and the only one who can read it. All but the creator of the message are XP computer computers and all are running the same version of Office-Pro 2003.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled and for a short time it worked OK. However after a few days the problum resurfaced and remains.
All of the computers have Norton AV corp ver 8 and have no hits at the moment on the virus activity log. However, the win2k box that created this file did have some trojan activity a while back that was very hard to remove. I have run scans in safe mode and done online scans with Trend Micro that found virus activity that Norton missed.
I'm feeling like this might be a virus related issue but I can't identify it. If anyone has dealt with this issue in the past I would appreciate hearing about it. I posted this on the win2K OS board but after 3 days no hits.
Hope I wasn't too long here