am I infected ?

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Hi

I see some apps on my system has a lock icon like in this picture. some of them dont open and I had to reinstall them again , what is this lock icon ?
 

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If you see a padlock overlay icon on a file or folder, it means the file or folder is encrypted with Windows EFS (Encrypting File System). An encrypted file can only be accessed by the user account that encrypted it.
 

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If you see a padlock overlay icon on a file or folder, it means the file or folder is encrypted with Windows EFS (Encrypting File System). An encrypted file can only be accessed by the user account that encrypted it.
I did not encrypt anything , how I turn off this please ?
 

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You will decrypt the file or folder by deselecting Encrypt contents secure data from its Properties sheet.

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    Erica6
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how this was turn on by itself ? should I ignore it ?
Yes, you can ignore it, as no infection will benefit by encrypting your files using Windows EFS.
 

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    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
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