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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.
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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