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  1. #1
    kannan Guest

    jpg files r changing into exe


    Dear Sirs,
    We r in India. We have one problem , the files in jepg format and documents(ms-word
    documents) are converted into .exe format , while try to open this tye files
    its converted into .exe format so we couldn't open .

    (eg).
    hello.jpg file is converting as hello.jpg.exe and the icon also changing,
    . If U find any solution it will
    be usefull for us. so please give solution for this as soon as
    possible.

    regards
    Kannan
    Netcity
    India








  2. #2
    Michael Howard Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    do you mean they are changing without your consent? if so, it sounds like
    some malicous code is running on the box.

    what OS is this? is it a server or a client machine? is it one machine, or
    many?

    "kannan" <cbenetcity@rediffmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Dear Sirs,
    > We r in India. We have one problem , the files in jepg format and

    documents(ms-word
    >documents) are converted into .exe format , while try to open this tye files
    >its converted into .exe format so we couldn't open .
    >
    >(eg).
    >hello.jpg file is converting as hello.jpg.exe and the icon also changing,
    > . If U find any solution it will
    >be usefull for us. so please give solution for this as soon as
    >possible.
    >
    >regards
    >Kannan
    >Netcity
    >India
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



  3. #3
    Stephen Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    Sorry for the late reply - I only just saw your post.
    I believe the infamous "I Love You" virus has a secondary, less publicized
    "feature" - it renames your jpg files into *.jpg.vbs

    Don't know if this is related.

    Best bet - scan your systems with an up-to-date virus scanner.



    "kannan" <cbenetcity@rediffmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Dear Sirs,
    > We r in India. We have one problem , the files in jepg format and

    documents(ms-word
    >documents) are converted into .exe format , while try to open this tye files
    >its converted into .exe format so we couldn't open .
    >
    >(eg).
    >hello.jpg file is converting as hello.jpg.exe and the icon also changing,
    > . If U find any solution it will
    >be usefull for us. so please give solution for this as soon as
    >possible.
    >
    >regards
    >Kannan
    >Netcity
    >India
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



  4. #4
    DAREN Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    I am in Canada and would love to have you help me. I am having the same problem!!!!!!!!
    My mp3's are also changing INTO .EXE FILES AND THEN THEY WILL NOT WORK AT
    ALL.......... HELP PLEASE.
    DAREN

  5. #5
    Jon Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    "DAREN" <WHITETAIL@NS.SYMPATICO.CA> wrote:
    >
    >I am in Canada and would love to have you help me. I am having the same

    problem!!!!!!!!
    >My mp3's are also changing INTO .EXE FILES AND THEN THEY WILL NOT WORK AT
    >ALL.......... HELP PLEASE.
    >DAREN


    I seem to recall this happening to me sometime. I am not sure if it was related
    to I love you or not. (I wasn't infected.) I know this seems a little to
    simple and maybe you already have thought of it but try renaming the file.
    Take the .exe off and see if it works. That was my problem at least. If that
    helps anyone let me know. I would be interested to see if that was the problem
    or not. (Just don't send me the file. I don't do attachments.)

  6. #6
    Media Lint Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    I've seen this happen not with .exe but with .vbs extensions and it infected
    our network causing major problems. It's definitely malicious and you should
    not try to open them anymore. Run anti-virus scans on all machines. I believe
    this is related to a "Jokes" "virus" which is a variant of the love bug "virus."
    Used to be in the good ole days you had to be pretty bright to create a
    virus, these days all you have to do is copy someone's stupid script and
    change a few lines. *grimmaces*

    "Jon" <jnichols@Unique-Software.com> wrote:
    >
    >"DAREN" <WHITETAIL@NS.SYMPATICO.CA> wrote:
    >>
    >>I am in Canada and would love to have you help me. I am having the same

    >problem!!!!!!!!
    >>My mp3's are also changing INTO .EXE FILES AND THEN THEY WILL NOT WORK

    AT
    >>ALL.......... HELP PLEASE.
    >>DAREN

    >
    >I seem to recall this happening to me sometime. I am not sure if it was

    related
    >to I love you or not. (I wasn't infected.) I know this seems a little to
    >simple and maybe you already have thought of it but try renaming the file.
    >Take the .exe off and see if it works. That was my problem at least. If

    that
    >helps anyone let me know. I would be interested to see if that was the problem
    >or not. (Just don't send me the file. I don't do attachments.)



  7. #7
    David Guest

    Re: jpg files r changing into exe


    Unless I am totally mistaken, the viruses referred to sent .vbs file attachments
    in email, but used names like "joke.jpg.vbs" such that the ".vbs" would be
    hidden either by a long filename or by the "hide extensions" feature of the
    OS. The purpose, of course, was to make someone believe they were opening
    a JPEG file when they were in fact launching a VBS script.



    "Media Lint" <webmaster@magicdb.net> wrote:
    >
    >I've seen this happen not with .exe but with .vbs extensions and it infected
    >our network causing major problems. It's definitely malicious and you should
    >not try to open them anymore. Run anti-virus scans on all machines. I

    believe
    >this is related to a "Jokes" "virus" which is a variant of the love bug

    "virus."
    > Used to be in the good ole days you had to be pretty bright to create a
    >virus, these days all you have to do is copy someone's stupid script and
    >change a few lines. *grimmaces*
    >
    >"Jon" <jnichols@Unique-Software.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>"DAREN" <WHITETAIL@NS.SYMPATICO.CA> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>I am in Canada and would love to have you help me. I am having the same

    >>problem!!!!!!!!
    >>>My mp3's are also changing INTO .EXE FILES AND THEN THEY WILL NOT WORK

    >AT
    >>>ALL.......... HELP PLEASE.
    >>>DAREN

    >>
    >>I seem to recall this happening to me sometime. I am not sure if it was

    >related
    >>to I love you or not. (I wasn't infected.) I know this seems a little to
    >>simple and maybe you already have thought of it but try renaming the file.
    >>Take the .exe off and see if it works. That was my problem at least. If

    >that
    >>helps anyone let me know. I would be interested to see if that was the

    problem
    >>or not. (Just don't send me the file. I don't do attachments.)

    >



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