Problem with downloaded attachments in outlook 2007

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Microsoft Outlook 2007
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I have a friend who is having problems with attachments in outlook 2007. He is sending JPG files from outlook but an ASPX file is being received at the other end. I have tried looking at this myself and have found that if I select open at the download prompt, It runs some script that has been attached to the pictures which continuously opens up window after window, whereas if I select save, II can open the zip file normally. I would normally suggest that this is the behaviour of a virus but neither his McAffee or my AVG pick anything up. I believe there may be a piece of malware on his system but am concerned that his McAffee is not picking it up. I can view the e-mails with the attachments fine in his sent items so it appears to be something in the send process that is altering the attachment. Any suggestions on what I can do to help my friend? I'm at a loss. I thought about trying spybot but if McAffee and AVG don't find anything, I'm not sure where to go from there other than a complete format of his PC.

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Outlook 2007, Internet Explorer (not sure which version)

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Please don't format, due to virus, before format, try MWAV (a free/small scanner) that can help you a lot. After downloading reboot it in a safe mode and run this scanner for all drives with scan and clean option. Time depends of size of disk and files. After successful scan it shows a tick mark, if not run again after that it shows tick mark. You can update virus database also.
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  • ToddN2000
    What happens if he sends just one JPEG image? Is it the image itself or a link to the image?  If he's sending multiple it may be in the way the mail is formatted. An ASPX format is for an Active Server Page. This could be a link to a website hosting the image files. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If you downloaded .aspx file, sometime renaming might be beneficial and simply rename the file name with extension to pdf file. Also there are several software/ tools to convert from one format to another readable format.
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  • ToddN2000
    Just realized this is 5 years old. I hope the problem got resolved. In a case like this I would forward the document and have a co-worker see if they can open the attachment without any issues. This may help determine if it's your PC, your software or the attachment itself.

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