Basically when I download a zip archive, typically in chrome, but this happens in Mozilla as well, the files in the archive are encrypted (EFS) when I unzip them. Not password protected or anything related to the zip functionality but actually encrypted using Windows EFS.
I cannot for the life of me figure out what is causing this.
However, if I back out to see the root folder, the base directory is not encrypted:
Just to be certain, the zip download is also not encrypted. Have double checked in the properties as well.
I use EFS in a few folders on this computer, but this happens no matter what folder I put the archive into. I can keep it in downloads, move it to my documents, desktop etc., and when I unzip it using the Windows built in application, the folders and files in the archive are always encrypted.
I've searched all over and cannot even find another example of this or what I need to look for to figure out why Windows is doing this when I unzip an archive.
Downloaded ZIP archive
Unzip using Windows 7 built in extraction application
Subfolders and files but not the root folder are always encrypted using my EFS credentials.
Windows is always kept up to date. Have always run Eset smart security on this computer. EFS is used in several folders on this computer, but never ones like desktop or downloads or my documents. Any suggestions or direction on this would be greatly appreciated.
Screenshots of the properties of these folders. This is for an archive that is kept in downloads.
Downloads folder properties:
Archive properties (unblocking doesn't change anything):
Properties after unzipped:
Properties of encrypted files: