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My file is corrupted

By abbasi
Apr 16, 2016
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  1. I wrote a Word file then saved it as a PDF file. My machine was infected. The malware destroyed both the Word and the PDF files. I think the PDF is less infected because its size is fine. I searched the web to find out how to repair it but no good result!
    I think there should be some way at least to recover some data from it.
    Do you know any real way to repair it please?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bluejolls

    bluejolls TS Booster Posts: 108   +8

    Some software might claim to be able to do it. In any case, it's a marketing scam. Except for some very simple checks, no one can really, reliably repair some arbitrary corruption.

    Forget about it. Delete and restore from backup.
     
  3. abbasi

    abbasi TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 307   +21

    I don't have any back-up of it. Thanks for your answer.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    You should never try to recover a previously infected file, especially if said file is corrupted or has been altered by a previous infection. You have no idea what code has been injected into the file or what will happen if you try to execute it.

    This scenario is exactly why you should create regular backups.

    The only safe course of action is to delete the file(s).
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    You should understand that a file that was infected, if recovered or used to export usable content,
    is H I G H L Y likely to also recover the infection :sigh:
     
  6. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 162   +14

    You should kill the malware first ,then go to search some data recovery soft in Google.at last , use the soft you get in Google to repair your broken data back.
     

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