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Windows 7: quarantine files?

06 Jul 2012   #1
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 
quarantine files?

what is a quarantine files?
i found this in MS Security Essential?


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07 Jul 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If an antimalware program finds a suspicious file, that file is usually placed in quarantine to give the computer owner an opportunity to determine if the file is a danger or not. (As opposed to known malware which is usually removed right away with no action required by the user.)

MSE: How to Remove Quarantined Items - Microsoft Answers
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08 Jul 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Quarantined files are the files that are suspected as infected by a Malware Detection Program and placed in a special zone that is isolated from the rest of the computer so that these files do not infect the other non-infected files. This special zone is called quarantine by most programs or the vault by some of them.

The quarantined files can be safely deleted.
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