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Trojan.gen In Quarantine, Am I Safe?


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#1 barlow

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

Just wondering, when Spysweeper (or any anti-spyware, anti virus prog ect..) finds a trojan. and I quarantie it, am i safe now? The one in particular I speak of is called trojan.gen

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

If Trojan.gen was found by Avast anti virus, it could be a false positive.

Just to be sure, download and install SUPERAntiSpyware.
If you can, run the scan in Safe Mode and allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:11 PM

Thanks TMack for the reply, I'm doing as you suggested now, but still am wondering is having quarantined stuff on your computer safe?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:48 PM

Once a file is quarantined, it can no longer harm your other software. However I personally find it annoying to still have it left on the machine, and occupying drive space. I just empty the quarantine.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:36 PM

When a program quarantines a file or moves it into a virus vault, that file is safely held there until you take action to delete it. One reason for doing this is to prevent deletion of an essential file that may have been flagged as a "False Positive". If that is the case, then you can restore the file. Doing this also allows you to view and investigate the files while keeping them from harming your computer. Quarantine is just an added safety measure.

You can always delete the files it contains afterwards but its not a always a good to delete them immediately unless your certain they are all bad. Keep in mind, however, that if these files are left in quarantine, other scanning programs and tools may flag them while in the quarantined area.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for the insight folks!

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:30 AM

Your quite welcome. :thumbsup:
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