Warning: The file is password protected

Since Release of our Service Pack 0, there could be some warnings in the Avira Scanner log file, like:

The file is password protected

This warning tells you, that this specific file couldn’t get scanned, because it is password protected.
This happens usually, when there is an archive which contains an archive which is password protected. Please note that all other files still get scanned by Avira.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Last updated: Monday, October 14, 2013
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