TechSpot

Error; Archive is password protected

By learninmypc
Mar 13, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. AFTER I updated my Avast program, I did a FULL scan & once it was finished (2hrs & 58 minutes later) I got this
    [​IMG]

    My question is WHAT password??
    I know when I right click the notification area icon & left click on Open Avast Interface & left click settings at the top, I have to enter a password there but that has no effect on it.
    Should I do a total uninstall/reinstall or leave it alone?
    My scans come up clean, it just has me kinda confused. :) TIA
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    last I saw, PNG files (ie pictures) are not pwd protected, so I rather think the DIR or the file have Admin ownership, User R/O

    right-click on one-> properties and report to us the Security settings
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Right clicking on them just brings up the path to it,NO properties.
    I'll "TRY" to follow the path it shows
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    No luck.
    [​IMG]

    I don't know what is between C:\???\ where the question marks is at.?
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    You'll see the folder "System Volume Information" if you uncheck the box next to "Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)" in Foler Options.

    MS kb on accessing the folder.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    I've unchecked it,clicked ok,apply & ok. but still drawing a blank.I'll check out your link.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    I found "System Volume Information" .

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 924   +22

    You can usually just ignore those messages from Avast as perhaps it is looking at some other (antispy?) scanner's database or some proprietary software you have installed that organizes itself that way. Vendors password protect their databases which have virus signatures in them so other anti malware software doesn't flag them as viruses and delete them.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Ok, sounds good to me. I was about to do an uninstall/reinstall. Thanks.:)
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    This morning I got rid of Avast & installed Microsoft Security Essentials. Will see how it goes. :D
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.