What is the difference between clean and delete?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by oliviacond, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. oliviacond

    oliviacond Registered Member

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  2. WSFuser

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    some malware, like macros, can be cleaned from teh file leaving the that file useable.

    delete well, deletes the file.
     
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  3. oliviacond

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    so the Clean is like removing the "poison" but the malware still exist/usable?
     
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    Clean removes the malware but leaves the file. the file usually being a document.
     
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    Viruses (file infectors) can be cleaned from infected files. Other malware (trojans, backdoors) can only be deleted.
    It seems that in your case this virus hasn´t infected clean files, so deleting it would be fairly safe. Before any action, make a copy of it into the quarantime.
     
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