Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:05 PM
When a program quarantines a file or moves it into a virus vault, it is safely held there under you take action to delete it. The reason for doing this is to prevent deletion of an essential file that may have been flagged as a "false positive". You could then restore the file. Doing this also allows you to view and investigate the files while keeping them from harming your computer. Thus, quarantine is just an added safety measure. You can always delete them afterwards.
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