Why do all the documents I get sent in email turn into .ashx files when I download them?

by on January 21, 2011

Q: Lately when trusted senders have sent me documents or pictures as attachments in emails the files change from .doc or .jpg in the emails to .ashx when I download them. I can’t open them this way and I’ve never heard of this type of file. Is this a virus? Why is this happening?