Quarentine Q.

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by enterthemadness, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    28,543
    Likes Received:
    15
    If I have a virus or trojan in quarentine, is my computer safe? Or do I ned to delete it, or does deleting that let it loose onto the computer again?
     
  2. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    18,284
    Likes Received:
    1
    Quarantining a file stops other programs from using it and it using other programs..removing the virus trys to delete it and other virii infected files by that virus.

    Sometimes you can get a malicious virus or trojan that wont allow anything to delete it because it's being used (you may not know)..so qurantining it cuts it off from everything else and terminates it from running so it is able to be deleted after.
     
  3. Kritish Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    21,613
    Likes Received:
    0
    When a virus is quarantined it's encrypted and therefore can't cause any damage. You're safe as long as it's under quarantine, you should still delete it though.
     
  4. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    28,543
    Likes Received:
    15
    Thanks for the info.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"