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should i quarantine or delete ?

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#1 seraphodiabolus



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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:18 PM

tried to find if this question is answered in FAQ, but did not find anything relevant.
i am curious why when i use AVG antispyware to scan my computer, the default strategy of protection is
to quarantine the infected files, but not to delete it. can i choose to delete the infection instead of quarantine the infection ? thanks

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:21 PM

We suggest quarantine since it is possible for AVG AS to accidentally remove a legit file and you can restore it more easily if it is quarantined... Also, sometimes we need samples of files to analyze, but usually that wouldn't be true with AVG AS since those files are generally already known...

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:55 PM

And as far as the infection goes, it amounts to the same thing since the files in quarantine cannot execute. You can delete them from quarantine when you are sure you won't want to restore them.
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