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I downloaded this program, this program fixed the problem on the first pass upon previewing the photo;
on the second attempt after restarting the program to preview the image to do the same file, it did not fix it!!!!

I can nto tell if it only fixed the photo or the image! Either way, I find that this problem only existed recently over the yaers and that jpeg or image corruption has found its way into malware... The photo companies would do well to make it free! if this program can fix the images, the nwe too can make a simple program to do and probably do it online to draw people to your websiteAfter all, Tweaks is a DIY site right?

http://www.stellarinfo.com/file-repair/buy-jpeg-repair.php

I REFUSE TO PAY TO FIX IMAGES THAT I TOOK WITH MY CAMERA!

Lets Wake up and fix the problem already!

getting started here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/27290822

Below is another progrm that converts images, someone said to try to convert the images... as you can see, it only displays the thumbnail in the image, but reverts back to the bad image when converted regardless of the format...
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Re: JPG Ransom Ware - getting back to fixing JPG images
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 05:11:49 PM »
Is this happening to all the jpg or just a few. Did the jpg come from the bad drive you had?

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Re: JPG Ransom Ware - getting back to fixing my JPG images
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 12:32:43 AM »
It is a problem that has been ongoing for years, the camera companies and sandisk refuse to find a fix...

We need to try to find out how the damage was done, because something may continue to damage our pictures right now ...

I firmly believe they have been corrupted by MALWARE or ransomware... it is like saying, if you copy your DOC or PDF files, half the file will be lost too, so it is definetly MALWARE RELATED!

Example:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15444370/create-a-map-of-characters-and-their-associated-bitstrings-from-a-huffman-tree

I am putting together some resources that will be required as a fix tool...

References:

http://www.anysoftwaretools.com/how-to/jpeg-recovery.html

Odboso PhotoRetrieval (only finds deleted files) useless to actually repair

http://www.freerecoverytools.com/camera/retrieve-casio-exilim-deleted-formatted-damaged-jpeg-photo-mov-video-windows-mac/
http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm
http://superuser.com/questions/344252/why-are-the-bottom-half-of-my-images-gray
http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/fix-corrupt-jpeg-photo.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15444370/create-a-map-of-characters-and-their-associated-bitstrings-from-a-huffman-tree

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=170029
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Re: JPG Ransom Ware - getting back to fixing JPG images
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 11:34:06 PM »
Is this happening to all the jpg or just a few. Did the jpg come from the bad drive you had?

Shane

Anything that changes any file header is a virus or malware;
this program that is selling there service is selling a program that is already patent related...

The Camara Companies refuse to help their customers!

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Re: no more JPG Ransom Ware - we need help creating the program
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 09:17:47 PM »
To be honest I have never ran into a virus that did this to jpgs. Normally the virus try to get the whole system and trick you into putting in your credit card info, never seen one hit just jpgs before.

In the few times I have dealt with jpgs doing what yours is it was because they where recovered from a bad drive or recovered from undelete programs and also if the memory card in the camera has bad sectors.

If the header was messed up it would even show up as a jpg and you would just get unknown file type, when the jpg only lists part way then the header is fine but it is the data of the picture that is messed up.

Not sure how much help I can be on this, but if you got these off your camera then you should check the sectors on the memory card in the camera.

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Re: no more JPG Ransom Ware - we need help creating the program
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 10:36:40 AM »
I am mostly interested to know why some program can fix them and not the camera companies themselves to provide such a fix, it horrible for people to pay for ... especially when I know for sure, something changed the file ext. THERE IS NO WAY POSSIBLE it did not ..

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