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#1 lazlopitt

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:26 PM

Hey guys, If this is a dumb question I'm sorry. My AVG recently found a virus. After it is quarantined is it safe to delete it?? Even spyware found by Ad-aware. Can you just simply delete these files, and do they get written over in the hard drive or is there something special I need to do? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:41 PM

No such thing, as a dumb question, lazlopitt.
How else are you going to learn? :thumbsup:

Anything in quarantine, is effectively isolated from the rest of your system, and can be deleted at anytime.
Nothing special you need to do, just delete them.
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#3 lazlopitt

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:05 PM

Thanks Tg, Wasn't sure so I'm glad I asked. Was worried that it would still be floating around my hard drive.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:56 PM

The AVG Free Edition Reference Guide and Chapter 6 of the AVG Anti-Virus Free User Manual explains more detail about the virus vault. The manual is also a good resource for explaining the Control Center, Settings, and other information.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 04:45 PM

The point of moving a file to quarantine is to both isolate the malware and allow you to restore it, should the need arise. This protects the user against "false-positives" or from deleting a file that is essential to the working of your computer or its applications.

A good "rule of the thumb" is to keep it in quarantine for a week, and if there are no problems, then delete the file.

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