my msword files are replaced with exe files

August 23, 2012 at 05:10:24
Specs: Windows 7
when I put my memory stick into another computer, it turns out that all my word files have turned into exe files which are detected as trojans and are deleted. How can I get back my word files?

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August 23, 2012 at 08:14:29
Looks like you have falled victim to an autoruns like virus. The important part here are the files, which theoretically may still be stored in a virus vault?? Not sure which program deleted them.

First things first. Check to ensure that you don't still have the origional files, which may be hidden within the original directory.

you can either use unhide.exe ( or

Go to command prompt (CMD) on your computer and run the following DOS command. Navigate to the directory your file were in

ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D c:\"My Documents"\*.*

and replace the "my documents" with your directory

:: mike

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August 27, 2012 at 02:39:30
I tried what was posted to me but it only tells me my files can now be seen yet the folders remain empty though it indicates the folders have files {when i check folder properties it says it contains 5 files}

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