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Quarantined Trojan Horses Now What?

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#1 atapp21


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:44 PM

I'm currently using AVG free virus scanner which I use nightly to scan my computer. An interesting thing that happen is that I check my my virus vault and realized that I have 3 trojan horses and a virus in the vault. The program states that this files are not healable. My question now is what do I do next, do I wipe them off my hard drive or keep them quarantined. I don't know how I obtain them. I thought I was maintaining good computer practices. Some good advice will be very much appreciated. Thanks
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#2 jgweed


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:34 PM

AVG has found these and quarantined them where they can no longer do any damage to your computer. This process is done so that if by some chance, the file is a "false-positive" or detected in error, it can be restored easily to your hard drive. As I recall, each entry in the Virus Vault is dated; if they have been there over seven days (an arbitrary but useful time period) and you have not encountered any system or application operating problems, they may safely be deleted.
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