Delete NPROTECT?



Ben Stevenson
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
I have Avast free anti-virus. When I run it, no virus found, but it says:
C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT\......, Unable to scan, Archive is password protected.
I believe this folder is part of Norton that I had before and had
uninstalled it, but I know that it is quite difficult to get rid of all
Norton files.
Can I safely delete this folder?
In the same Avast post scan notice there are folders C:\Documents and
Settings\All Users\.....\sbRecovery.reg and .ini, also Unable to scan,
Archive is password protected.
TIA

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
"Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote:

>I have Avast free anti-virus. When I run it, no virus found, but it says:
>C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT\......, Unable to scan, Archive is password protected.
>I believe this folder is part of Norton that I had before and had
>uninstalled it, but I know that it is quite difficult to get rid of all
>Norton files.
>Can I safely delete this folder?

Yes, if you do no longer use Norton. You may have to do this from the
Safe Mode or the Recovery Console.
"A Description of the Safe Boot Mode Options in Windows XP"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315222)
"Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314058)

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(tm)

Andrew Murray
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
No, just turn off "Norton Protected Recycle Bin" within the Norton Product.

"Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
news:%23KRUAScXFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I have Avast free anti-virus. When I run it, no virus found, but it says:
> C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT\......, Unable to scan, Archive is password
> protected.
> I believe this folder is part of Norton that I had before and had
> uninstalled it, but I know that it is quite difficult to get rid of all
> Norton files.
> Can I safely delete this folder?
> In the same Avast post scan notice there are folders C:\Documents and
> Settings\All Users\.....\sbRecovery.reg and .ini, also Unable to scan,
> Archive is password protected.
> TIA
>
>
>
>
>

Ben Stevenson
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
"Andrew Murray" <Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> wrote in message
news:42901962$1$24887$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> No, just turn off "Norton Protected Recycle Bin" within the Norton
Product.

As I had said, i had uninstalled the Norton product. NPROTECT should also
have gone but it didnt, which is the basis of my query.

> "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
> news:%23KRUAScXFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >I have Avast free anti-virus. When I run it, no virus found, but it says:
> > C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT\......, Unable to scan, Archive is password
> > protected.
> > I believe this folder is part of Norton that I had before and had
> > uninstalled it, but I know that it is quite difficult to get rid of all
> > Norton files.
> > Can I safely delete this folder?
> > In the same Avast post scan notice there are folders C:\Documents and
> > Settings\All Users\.....\sbRecovery.reg and .ini, also Unable to scan,
> > Archive is password protected.
> > TIA
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>


Delete NPROTECT?