Password Protected files ?

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I am running XP SP2. I recently ran a virus scan with Kaspersky virus
checker.

I got rid of my Trojan and the last scan did not find any malware on my C
drive but it found 459 "Password
Protected Files".

Why would there be any such files on my computer? What are they for? I am
the only one who is
using it and I never use passwords. Kaspersky help does not provide a clue.

Thanks for any enlightenment.


--
Walter



Re: Password Protected files ?


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Quite a few installations include password protected files.  The password
for such files has nothing in common with whatever password you have set (or
not set).  459 does seem a lot.  Perhaps malware has installed them...

But, since you have not identified any of these files, there really isn't
any way someone else could help.

Jim



Re: Password Protected files ?

Thanks, Jim

I ran a program "Find Protected". It looks like the Protected Zip files were
the files that Spybot Search & Destroy uses to find malware.

Does not like Trojans and puts my mind at rest.

--
Walter
www.rationality.net
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Adaware has some files which are password protected as well.  Isn't Spybot's
quarantine also password protected?
If so, it generates a quarantine zip file every time you run it.  Perhaps
you ought to clean out the quarantine files.
Jim



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