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    Jpg. files change to exe files

    I have windows 98 and when I download a jpg file in explorer, after I view it once it changes to an exe file and I can't open it. I have since started to open the jpg files in Photo Suite and I don't have the problem. But I never used to have this problem with explorer. Can anyone help?

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Jpg. files change to exe files

    When you view the file in explorer, what application is used? Are you just viewing the thumbnails that are automatically generated? Or are you opening the file in the default app, whatever that might be?

    Without knowing that, it almost sounds like a virus-like activity. Files do not spontaneously change their extensions. Make sure that you run a full scan with a good antivirus product, and that your definitions are up to date.

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