Scanning password protected items with Bitdefender

When running a scan with Bitdefender, some items might indeed be flagged as password protected. Password protected files belong, in most cases, to certain legitimate software. They are protected with a randomly generated password by their developers to avoid reverse engineering for malicious purposes.

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This notification appears because Bitdefender is unable to unpack the contents of such items and scan them.

When the notification pops up, you can:

• Type the password in the corresponding field so that Bitdefender can scan it.

• Skip the object from that particular scan.

• Skip all password-protected items without scanning them.

NOTE: Regardless of this, should the contents of the password protected files be extracted, Bitdefender’s real-time protection would automatically scan them to keep your computer protected.

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