Quaratine Question

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Bill Artman, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. Bill Artman

    Bill Artman Registered Member

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    I am using NOD32 Anti-Virus 4.0.437.0 on a Windows XP Home SP3 machine.

    It is my understanding that when Eset detects a virus, it puts the infected file into in Quarantine. Does this mean that the file is no longer usable by Windows, etc.?

    Is there a way to delete the files in Quarantine? Today I clicked on a couple of links in a Phishing email and several viruses entered my computer. I now have 97 items in Quarantine.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. Bill Artman

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    Hi CD2 - thanks very much for your reply and your answer. One more question please. When ESET detects a virus or threat and places the file into quarantine (a backup file as the ESET website says) is the infected file fixed or it is made un-usable? If a critical Windows file is infected does Windows continue to work?

    Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it! Have a great week.
     
  4. Marcos

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    System files are not quarantined automatically just for the reason you've mentioned. It's up to the user to choose the desired action in such case.
     
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