A virus setting file sizes to 0!!!
Posted on 2004-05-01
My problem is simply that i got infected with a virus (i think) that set all files in the folder it affects to a size of 0. Infected folders containt the file "tmp.tmp". The problem is that the files are not deleted, they are still there but with a zero size. Which makes me unable to recover them with regular HD recovery programs. I treid Final Data and it didn't help. It affected all types of files and i lost about 35 GB of music. I think i got this virus from the network i'm on since it's only present in folders that i'm sharing on the network. I'm using an updated NAV for virus protection and ZoneAlarm as a firewall.
Anyone can provide me with information about that virus?
Is there any solution for this problem (getting the files back) ?
How to protect my pc against this virus?