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    Question Rogue PDF

    I sent a PDF document as an attachment to a gmail to an address in London. The PDF file was 570 kB in size. When the file was received it had grown to 6 MB. The file still worked, but was difficult to open. What do you think happened?

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    Default Re: Rogue PDF

    Check on the Size in the sent items, if its correct its possible something ( like a virus for example) may have attached to it somewhere along the line.

    Try sending it back to yourself or if you have another account that you own to that. See if it changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Check on the Size in the sent items, if its correct its possible something ( like a virus for example) may have attached to it somewhere along the line.

    Try sending it back to yourself or if you have another account that you own to that. See if it changes.
    Unfortunately she deleted it, but she had to call in someone to sort it out. Someone had installed Norton Security which was dead, also Defender (W10) wasn't working either. Of course its all my fault!
    I did send it to my other email account, but it didn't change. I also scanned it with Defender, & Malwarebytes and was clean. It was published in Mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    Unfortunately she deleted it, but she had to call in someone to sort it out. Someone had installed Norton Security which was dead, also Defender (W10) wasn't working either. Of course its all my fault!
    I did send it to my other email account, but it didn't change. I also scanned it with Defender, & Malwarebytes and was clean. It was published in Mint.
    Of course it was your fault LOL After all wasn't it you that let the AV possibly expire or not maintain the computer, and everything turn to Only joking of course, Techs get that all the time, sounds like the computer has some sort of infections.

    Had similar the other day, a persons HDD failed and of course it was my fault they never did any sort of backups. Mind you I did see the person a couple of months back with the computer playing up and told him best to back up NOW and should replace the drive as it was showing signs of failure -- but he insisted it was OK and I only wanted to sell him a new drive.-- Guess he was a bit embarrassed having to admit I did warn him -- Oh well.

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    Sounds like it may have been infected at the recipient's end.

    The non-functional AV programs point to a significant virus already on their system...

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    You sure you didn't print the original, sign it and rescan it? This adds a lot to the size.

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