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Virus Vaults Info please

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#1 Bluie


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Posted 04 July 2004 - 02:07 PM

AVG found and removed a trojan today. AVG put it into the Virus Vault. Which I then cleaned out.

Now what has happened to the file itself? No I do not want it back! But since nothing is ever removed from the hardrive is that nasty still on here?

Does AVG overwrite it with zeros or just hide it until it gets overwritten in the normal course of events?

At least one inquiring mind wants to know.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:49 PM

When a file is quarantined it is still stored in your hard drive, but stored in such a way that you can not execute it (at least it should be).

When you clean out that file from quarantine, you are effectively deleting it off your computer just as if you were to delete a file off your computer normally.

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