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Windows 7: Important Windows Encrypted file Backup

23 Jun 2015   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Important Windows Encrypted file Backup

Good Day,
Several months ago, on my Windows 7 Ultimate system, a Windows prompt to backup my encrypted file info has been popping up every boot. In sloth I have routinely told it to remind me again, until the time would come to investigate it.
I am here, today with other issues and this reminded me of the above problem. I do not use any Window's encrypted files or bitlocker to the best of my knowledge. I am concerned as to the cause as well as to the solution. Can anyone help me with this issue?
glennc


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23 Jun 2015   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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23 Jun 2015   #3
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy mitchell65,
Thanks very much!! I ran the cipher command and found some downloaded pdf's that were encrypted. Deleted them and all seems clean. In too deep here. with yet a different problem so I have not rebooted as yet . Finger's crossed........

Appreciated Kind Sir,
glennc
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23 Jun 2015   #4
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well Sir,
The problem cleared up on my user account, after I deleted the found files. But on my admin account, it still pops up the reminder. I peeked in with certmgr.msc and saw this

Important Windows Encrypted file Backup-capture.png

How do I extract meaningful information from the Owner certificate? I still maintain I do not use windows encryption or bitlocker.
Appreciate the help!
glennc


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24 Jun 2015   #5
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The problem reappeared on the user account....................
glennc
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24 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just to be sure, scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (accept free premium trial, should be checked by default), enable rootkit scanning in the Detection settings screen.
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24 Jun 2015   #7
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Just to be sure, scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (accept free premium trial, should be checked by default), enable rootkit scanning in the Detection settings screen.
Howdy GokAy,
Running Active Protection Anti-Malware Premium and doing scans. Will do a full one now!
Thanks for your time and info!
glennc
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25 Jun 2015   #8
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
EFS Services

Good day GokAy,
Ran Malwarebytes as you suggested and no issues were picked up. I have in the last few days subjected the machine to more than usual scans.............
While rooting around I found that the EFS services was started and automatic. Since I do not use window's encryption or bitlocker to the best of my recollection and knowledge, I disabled the service. Preliminary boot has shown NO pop-up. I did notice something unusual in the settings of EFS though.
Thank you
glennc
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