Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:56 PM
Files are quarantined in such a manner that they present no harm to your computer, but so that (say if they are "false-positives) they can be recovered if they are needed.
There are two options available in Managing Quarantined Items:
Restore a file to your hard drive in its original state.
Remove a file completely from your hard drive (i.e., "delete" it).
Best practices suggest that you leave newly found malware files in quarantine for a time, rather than immediately delete them.
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