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virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

The .pford extension showed up on a lot of files on a server.

What is this and what does it do.

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Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

imagine you've seen

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/classes/2004/w4115-fall/reports/PFord.pdf
Kudos0

Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Hi @WaldoScot,

Welcome to the Norton Community.

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Best regards.

Guillaume

Kudos0

Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

hello @bjm_,

Impossible on my side to download the resource you are referring to.

Error message: "The requested URL was not found on this web server".

Guillaume1024

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Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Guillaume1024:

hello @bjm_,

Impossible on my side to download the resource you are referring to.

Error message: "The requested URL was not found on this web server".

Guillaume1024

resource is a pdf file.  My browser opens pdf files.  I've downloaded, saved, uploaded pdf for you.

 

File Attachment: 
Kudos0

Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Thanks a lot for the solution and for the pdf !

Maybe a security system for connections with a non-US IP ?


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Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Guillaume1024:

Thanks a lot for the solution and for the pdf !

Maybe a security system for connections with a non-US IP ?


I see https: in your address bar.  
Please try http:  not  https

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/classes/2004/w4115-fall/reports/PFord.pdf

 I also get File Not Found with https:

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Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Ok Thanks.

I was copying and pasting the link you gave as is with HTTP in Firefox which automatically converts to HTTPS. (I discovered it today thanks to you!)

I just tried under chrome and under Edge, it works well on the other hand !

On Chrome and Edge HTTP remains HTTP !

Perfect and thank you.

Kudos0

Re: virus ".PFORD extension added to a lot of files. Has anyone encountered this before?

Yeah, I found the article thru Google search.  No idea if/how it applies to OP.
I posted the pdf at the time because no one had replied to OP. 

And no idea why Topic remains with Community Feedback?