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Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:00:37 PM »
Hi I wonder if what to do with these error in this file from TEMP (flash player) (Error: Archive is password protected) i sometimes get this error with RAR files that has password but i usually get virus from TEMP, should i leave this alone or these are threats and i should manually delete this...any opinion? thanks


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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »
Short answer is, there is nothing to do.

Files that can't be scanned are just that, not an indication they are suspicious/infected, just unable to be scanned.

Many programs (usually security based ones) password protect their files for legitimate reasons such as AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy, there are others (and avast doesn't know the password or have any way of using it even if it did know it).

By examining 1) the reason given by avast! for not being able to scan the files, 2) the location of the files, you can get an idea of what program they relate to.

In this case it looks like password protected flash update, just periodically clear your Temp folder.
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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 01:44:21 PM »
and you can empty all your temp folders with this


TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.
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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 02:18:03 AM »
Thanks for the answer...so this are not a Threat but its okay to delete this?

@pondus thanks for the link xD

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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 02:17:16 PM »
They aren't a threat, just files that are being reported as not being scanned and why, because the location is in temp there is no problem in them being removed.
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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 02:19:41 PM »
@Pondus About the Link you shared to me regarding TEMP file Cleaner, is it okay to run this? i scanned the .exe using avast but it was cleared but when i run it one of my Antivirus (Threat Fire) sees it as a Threat



anyhow i can just manually remove those TEMP Files right?

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Re: Error: Archive is password protected (42056) what to do?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 02:31:10 PM »
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@Pondus About the Link you shared to me regarding TEMP file Cleaner, is it okay to run this?
yes it is okay....this forums Malware removal expert Essexboy,  use it as a weekly cleanup

so do i   ;)


and as you see the download link goes to G2G where Essexboy does most of his malware work
the program is made by OldTimer...same person that make the analysis tool OTS / OTL
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 02:34:02 PM by Pondus »
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