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Old 02-24-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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Has anyone ever heard of a virus that redirects a file manager? If you select a Word file, a .jpg image file opens up instead?

For Windows 10.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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Highly unlikely it's a virus. May be the result of malware but I've never seen it. Have you run scans?
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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Somewhere in the midst of Windows is a place where you set what program opens what file type. It's been too long or I'd guide you to it. That would be a place to check.

Okay, in W10 I searched "file type" and it gave a link directly to the dialog box.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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You can change this, and others, by going to Settings/System/Default Apps.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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Lol
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Easy way to change how a file opens:

In Explorer, hold down Shift and right click on the file
Click "Open With" on the menu
The menu that appears may contain a list of programs to select from
One of those may be the program you want to use
If not, select "Choose Default Program", then select the program you want to use

This is for Windows 8.1, but other versions are very similar.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: USA
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I've heard/read about disguised files. File extensions have been faked in the past. So a .jpg file could have easily been disguised as a .docx file. And picture files have been used to hide some payloads before. There was something last year about a "unitrix" (or something like that), which disguised .exe extensions to .jpg.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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This doesn't seem like a default program issue. the OP stated that an image (jpg) opens up when you click on a word doc.

The default program will impact what app opens the word doc.

If you click on a word document, and a .jpg opens up - that's a different issue. I guess the question is what app was launched when you did this? And is that word doc really a word doc?
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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^ good point. It would be helpful if the OP told us what program opened the file, and whether he saw a jpg image in a word doc. Additionally the OP could look at the document properties.

However, the OP seems to have vanished, so maybe we'll never know.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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The file was opened with file manager and produce a jpg image.
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