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I agree with the rest of the posts saying that a malware is not dangerous if quarantined and if it stays in the quarantine. But I'd like to add a qualifier - this is only true if the software works as intended. Antivirus software, just like any other software out there, especially software that has loads of code to parse untrusted data is bound to have ...


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The idea of having the "quarantine" option when an antivirus detects an infected file is to avoid false positives. If by chance the antivirus software wrongly flags a file as "bad" when the file is actually something you need, like a critical program (for example Explorer.exe in Windows) such that deleting it might cause the computer to stop working, ...


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What are the dangers of sending a file to quarantine? There is a slight possibility that the malware scanner falsely tags a valid system file as infected. Sending that file to quarantine could render your system unusable until the file is restored. This has happened on occasion with some major vendors of antivirus for a specific release of definitions. ...


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So, users are asked a pretty tough question: Do you want this file or do you want to be safe? It's not even a matter of informed decisions, here... Users don't have a degree in computer science and currently don't have the tools to stay secure. Users don't have time and effort to waste for informed decisions. This point has been debated over and over again. ...


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I think the authors real point is not the safety of a file once quarantined but rather what happens if the user says "no"? Does the system leave it where it is - a potentially big risk, or does it erase it - a potentially big risk. Without knowing what action will be taken if you don't quarantine, or indeed without explaining what quarantine means, the user ...


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No Quarantine is nothing but a place to store the infected/suspicious files. When you quarantine a file it is deleted from the actual place and moved to the quarantine location (to the path that your anti-virus program has for them). This is something like keeping a zombie inside a jail. Obviously it is not a threat as long as you don't open the cage. In ...



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