result of virus - select the encoding that makes your document readable RRS feed

  • Question

  • Last week my computer got infected with a virus that was so bad that I had to purchase a new computer. After transferring all of my Word docs from the infected computer I find that they won't open but rather prompt me for a file conversion with the message "select the encoding that makes your document readable". If I check the file properties I find that all of my docs have an accessed date stamp from the time of the infection. Is there any way to recover these docs or are they history?
    Monday, September 23, 2013 11:59 PM