.docx files changed to .exe

June 27, 2013 at 22:54:27
Specs: Windows 7
A virus has corrupted all my MS word files to .exe. Now Eset antivirus has removed the virus but the corrupted files can't be opened even after removing the *.exe extention.

Please let me know if there is any way to repair those corrupted files. I have used stellar and Kernel word repair software and is of no use.

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June 27, 2013 at 23:29:40
You say you've removed the .exe extension but did you add the correct .docx extension? Without that Word may not be able to open them.

If they are actually corrupted you may still be able to open them by correcting the extension. The text of the documents may show some gibberish but you may be able to manually edit that out.

You might check this similar thread for some ideas:


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June 28, 2013 at 00:50:19
" Now Eset antivirus has removed the virus"

Copy & Pate the contents of the log in your next reply please.

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June 28, 2013 at 03:23:47
Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Check/tick these boxes.
Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Remove Temp Files
Unhide Non System Files
Repair File Association
Restore Important Windows Services
Set Windows Services To Default Startup

Please download exeHelper from Raktor to your desktop.
Right click on exeHelper.com and select Run as Administrator
Select Run
Once the program has finished a Notepad document will appear on your desktop
Please Copy and Paste the contents into your reply.
Try to launch a program
Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before Copying & Pasting the contents of the logs.

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July 25, 2013 at 18:25:01
go to run type cmd then type tree this will display all the files on your computer

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