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Quarantine is a functionality in antivirus programs intended to render malware files harmless.

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Can malware be dangerous even when quarantined?

I am reading a book on network security and when talking about user confusion it writes: "It is not uncommon for a user to be asked security questions such as Is it safe to quarantine this ...
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How AV software makes sure quarantined files never get executed? [duplicate]

This Super User question made me ask, is it really a good idea to keep files in quarantine, when you don't know what they are yet? For what I know there are more or less 2 steps that need to be ...
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What is quarantine?

What do antiviruses actually do when quarantining a malicious threat? Does it compress the file using some algorithm, does it just change the extension of the file, or does it just move the file to a ...
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