As suggested in the "slow computer" instruction on the forum I am attempting to clean up my computer with my antivirus scan....I am not sure how to proceed after performing a quick scan the results are a page of files in a sort of chart format listing various file paths in my C:\Documents and Settings\user\ folders that are followed in another column with the words "Error: Archive is Password Protected" ..... above this window it reads: "some files could not be scanned", and "Warning", then beneath that it says: Select the required action for each reply and click "Apply"
Beneath the window chart in small print it says: "Note: The automatic fix tries to repair the file first. If repair is not possible it proceeds to move the file to the Chest. If that fails as well the file is deleted." Of course I can find no word "Apply" and am not sure what the result would be if I did find it! I have Windows XP SP3 and am not sure what to do at this point. Delete all of these files?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as it seems something is wrong with the computer since my last problem with Uninstalling Adobe Reader. I have to click on click points numerous times (usually 3) to get a response from the computer and many ads are not downloading at all (not that I want to look at the ads!) I was actually reinstalling Adobe Flash Player since it had suddenly become inoperational (I was intending to reinstall it....but thought I should do the antivirus scan first and then try reinstalling Adobe Flash Player.....Adobe Reader I can live without; need the Flash Player to run).
My plan was to go step by step through the process listed in the Forum prior to posting but am not sure what to do with these scan results.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2014 - 03:12 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.