Delete infected files?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Milesch, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. Milesch

    Milesch Registered Member

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    The Infected folder is 788mb and includes 72 files. To my knowledge, none of these files are of any value, and all but one set of .nqi & nqf were created last year.

    Any harm in simply deleting all those from 2006?
     
  2. pykko

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    What are talking about? I can't understand your post at all. :blink:
     
  3. Milesch

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    The folder "infected" as I understand it is where the files found to be infected are placed in quarantine. Presumably it is OK to delete these files after a time if not found to be needed.
     
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    I think he's talking about his quarantine folder, which contains 72 files totalling up to 788 MB of hard disk space, and asks if it si harmless to delete them since they're old and appear useless.

    My answer would be yes, because if they're that old and the computer still functions normally and no data/file misses, there's no point in keeping them, especially if they're that big.
     
  5. De Hollander

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    Every infection is stored in two parts, NQF extensions, and the other with the .NQI extension.

    +700MB. :eek:
     
  6. Milesch

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    Yes, you've got it! And I've just deleted all except for one pair from this year which are quite small. Some of those from last year were huge, presumably caught email attachments.

    This is the first time I've looked at the file and I think that in the future if a virus is found in an incoming email and quarantined, I'll delete it from the "infected" folder immediately.
     
  7. JRCATES

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    Just curious, Milesch....but HOW did you delete the infected files? By opening the NOD32 GUI, selecting Quarantine, right-clicking on the file and selecting "delete"? Or by some other means?

    This is something that Eset doesn't exactly explain in detail (the correct procedure) very well, although this was Blackspear's suggestion as to how to delete them. So I'm curious if there is a "better" or more thorough way, or if this is it.....
     
  8. Texcritter

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    I personally prefer to go into Esets infected folder and securely erase the files
     
  9. Milesch

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    Merely went into Windows Explorer and deleted the unwanted files from the folder
     
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