Thank you for your prompt response to my problem. However; I do not have
Lavasoft installed on my computer.
I am fortunate to have a second computer with the prior version of Axcrypt
installed and although that computer had an older text file containing my
passwords, I am able to get by with that.
But this was a very very disconcerting experience. I am now decrypting all
other files on my alternate computer. My next step will be uninstalling all
versions of Axcrypt and finding another way to secure files in the future
unless I solve my problem with Axcrypt2 very soon.