A friend of mine told me he has viruses on his USB drive, and it seems I’ve heard a virus of this type is going around; don’t know the exact name of the virus.
Apparently, what happens is the user of the flash drive is told all the documents on the flash drive are encrypted, and I was told something like calling giving your card #s or giving your #s through a web page.
I’ve scanned the flash drive w/ multiple antivirus software & no viruses have been found, but what has happened seems to be almost all documents on the drive or corrupt.
When you open a bmp file, you see the screen telling you your files are encrypted, yada, yada. I’ve attached a bmp file that shows the picture I’m talking about. There is no virus w/ this bmp file.
Microsoft Office 2010 files seem to be hit hard, and those are the files I need to recover if at all possible. I have Office 2010 too, and if there is a better repair function in later versions of Office…well they will not be available to me.
I’ve tried 2 evaluation versions of Office recovery software & nothing that looks anything good has been recovered; just a bunch of junk.
I’m attaching a word file that when you open it w/ Word says it corrupted do you want to repair the file. If you choose repair then you get the message “the file cannot be opened because there are problems w/ the contents.” Then you hit the details button you get “this file cannot be recovered because some parts are missing or invalid".
I’m not sure, but maybe this is what the virus was supposed to do and corrupt all the Office files, and apparently the picture type files too. There is a load of JPG file on the flash drive that get the corrupt message too. I’ve attached a JPG file, and hopefully there’s a way to open the file or a way to recover the file.
Does anyone know of a recovery software that may be able to get these documents back, may be another way to try to recover these documents, or just hopeless?