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I got up today checked my email and it said talktalk have deleted and put a virus in the virus vault of avg an email off some pr*t it is in the virus vault now but how can i tell if this has not affected the rest of my computer and how do i get rid completely
When an anti-virus quarantines a file by moving it into a virus vault (chest), that file is essentially disabled and prevented from causing any harm to your system. The quarantined file is safely held there and no longer a threat until you take action to delete it. One reason for doing this is to prevent deletion of a crucial file that may have been flagged as a "false positive". If that is the case, then you can restore the file and add it to the exclusion or ignore list. 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. When the quarantined file is known to be bad, you can delete it at any time.
After deletion, perform a full system scan with your anit-virus in "Safe Mode". Then perform an Online Virus Scan like BitDefender. (These require Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
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