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Image files corrupted

Image files corrupted

(OP)
I am using Win 98.  Just lately some of my image  files on my hard drive have been changed from (jpg)  format to a much smallerunreadable vbs file.  I am perplexed as to why this has happened.  Anyone with a similar experience and possibly knows a fix for this would be great to allow viewing again of needed digital images.

Thanx Grays

RE: Image files corrupted

There may be a different explanation but, I had a virus once that changed some of my images into vbs files. It also decided to send itself to everyone in my address book. I think it was called love-something but I'm not certain.

I think you had better update your virus software and make sure you haven't sent it on, if you have you might want to warn people.

Clayton.

RE: Image files corrupted

It is possible that you installed some new software that tries to asociate all of your image files with that software.  Some programs change the extension to make them viewable in their format and then export them back out later as the original file.  Many times other desktop publishing software can be the culprit, or sometimes even digital camera software.  It is not impossible that this is the work of a virus, but if you installed some new software (or hardware with drivers) it may be overridding the windows presets.  Did you install anything new lately?

RE: Image files corrupted

(OP)
Thanks for the imput...I still haven't gotten over the jolt this inexplicable vb script has given.  Looks like possible infection by a similar virus to "loveletter" or as to loading new software ideas...I did load Win98 over the factory installed ...it was just after this the problem began.

Gr

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