What virus? It changes all my *.DOC files into *.scr... how do i recover them? help!!!?
- SPACEGUYLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Update and use your own antivirus or download and update the avg free below and download the spyware doctor and update it,, then restart your computer (tap F-8 during startup) select safe mode and scan with both tools while in safe mode, This should find the problem so you can remove it;
This is a free antivirus tool called avg free,
Note; You should never use more than one antivirus on your computer at a time,
The free edition of spyware doctor, The best for removing spyware and malware and its free,
- 1 decade ago
First of all, install a good antivirus software to remove the virus. Update the software regularly so that you do not face such problems again.
Now, list the files and change the extensions of all of them. If you find it difficult in windows, change the extensions through DOS. After changing the extension, ensure that the file opens correctly.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
change the extension back to .doc.
Go To "Tools" Folder options and uncheck "Hide Extensions for Known file types"
Then change them back. If thats all the virus did you should be able to recover them that way.