Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

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Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

#1 Post by TestdiskForTheWin » 07 Apr 2014, 13:02

The exe has exact same size and name as the original folder so Im sure data is intact.

Ive searched about this problem but all results were about a virus hiding folder and making a new malicious .exe look as the original folder.

My case is different because **the .exe actually is the folder and the folder is recovered by Testdisk as an .exe file.**

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Re: Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

#2 Post by cgrenier » 07 Apr 2014, 20:49

Please post at least
- the filesystem type of your partition (NTFS, exFAT, FAT32...)
- a link to reliable information about this virus
- a link to the zip archive with the exe you think is a directory

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Re: Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

#3 Post by TestdiskForTheWin » 08 Apr 2014, 02:02

Thanks very much for answering cgrenier.
-The storages are both FAT32.
-Virus info: http://forums.avg.com/us-en/avg-forums? ... w&id=94445 (please note I'm not affected by this virus)
-folder recovered as exe: http://www5.zippyshare.com/v/52062632/file.html

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Re: Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

#4 Post by TestdiskForTheWin » 09 Apr 2014, 08:18

Please help!

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Re: Testdiskrecovered folder as .exe

#5 Post by cgrenier » 13 Apr 2014, 11:08

As said, in the AVG forum, the virus created an exe with the name of each directory. Modify Windows explorer settings to list hidden files, you will get access to your folders this way.

If the directory structure is corrupted, run "cmd" (right click run as Administrator) and type "chkdsk /f d:" (replace d: by the correct drive letter).

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