NOD32: do quarantined files have to be restored before deleting?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by axial, Sep 12, 2008.

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  1. axial

    axial Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Hi, folks. I've been helping friends use NOD32 for a while, and one asked the following question:

    Why can't quarantined files be deleted directly from the quarantine window, rather than having to be restored and then manually deleted?

    The question illustrated a weakness (to me) in the UI and also in the help file.

    In the right-click context menu the options are:

    Restore to
    Remove Del
    Submit for Analysis

    My friend had no problem with the concept of "Restore" meaning to "put back", i.e. remove from quarantine. Not so with the term "Remove" and the subsequent "Do you really want to Remove from quarantine?" prompt.

    "Remove" from quarantine seems very ambiguous and unintuitive, especially for newbies, and even more so when concern over a possible virus makes one even more nervous.

    Related suggetion: could the meaning of "remove from quarantine" be added to Blackspear's Tutorial?
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