jpg corruption problem

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Twisted Logic, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Twisted Logic

    Twisted Logic [H]Lite

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    My friend has this problem with all the JPG image files on his computer. What happens is after a while all his JPG files have a description of VBscript files and are 11.6kb in size. That being said, all the files still have a JPG extension, any ideas?
     
  2. cranberrie

    cranberrie [H]ard|Gawd

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    ... has he run a virus scan lately?
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Gawd

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    My guess is he has a variant of the Loveletter.vbs worm. It replaces .jpg files as .jpg.vbs files. Are .mp3s affected too?
     
  4. creamypie

    creamypie Gawd

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    yup virus involved here
     
  5. Twisted Logic

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    Thanks,

    To my knowledge he has run a virus scan lately and it turned up nothing. I will give my friend some advice on how to proceed from here, thank you muchly. First time I have ever seen this happen.
    Yes, mp3s are also affected.