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Friday, December 15, 2017

Excel File Errors Caused by Out-Of-Date Anti-Virus Software

Excel File Errors Caused by Out-Of-Date Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet application. Excel 2003 and the later versions use a proprietary binary file format to store information, whereas Excel 2007 uses Office Open XML as its primary file format. An Excel file can get damaged due to network errors, unexpected shutdown, virus infection and other similar causes. In such cases, you need to use an up-to-date and valid data backup to restore the lost information. But if such backup is not available, Excel Repair tools can revamp and restore the damaged Excel files.


Consider a scenario, where you try to open an Excel file and encounter the below error message:


"Your Anti-Virus software has blocked the file you were trying to open.


You should ensure your Anti-Virus software is fully up to date and try opening the file again. It is important to note that the blocked file may also contain a virus which your Anti-Virus software has not been able to remove. In this case you should treat the file with caution."


You can't access your file after this error message.


Cause


The above error message gets encountered when one of the following conditions is true:


. The anti-virus software you are using has expired or its signature files are out of date
. You are trying to open a virus infected file
. You are attempting to open a damaged or corrupted file


Solution


To resolve the above issue, you need to apply these methods:


. You need to update your anti-virus software and its file signatures.
. If the file is infected from virus, you need to restore a healthy copy of it from backup. However, if backup is not available or causes errors during health check or restoration, you need to use commercial XLS Repair tools that can fix damaged Excel files.
. To correct the corrupted Excel files, you need to follow these methods:


. Use Open and Repair feature to open the file
. Try saving it in HTML format
. If a chart is linked to the damaged file, you can use a macro to extract data
. Scan the damaged file using third-party excel recovery tools.



Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery is the finest excel repair tool that scans and repairs the damaged Excel files. The software can repair file objects like tables, images, hyperlinks, formulas etc. It supports Excel 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. This Excel Recovery software is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.
Sam Joseph work as a freelancer and researcher of excel file repair & repair excel file software.




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