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samba



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: quarenteened Reply with quote

My anti virus software has detected a security threat on my computer and quarantined it. So where it was usually say threat removed it says quarantined instead, what does it mean?
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Cadfael



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just means it the file has been placed in a special folder where it cannot run (or execute)... it has not been deleted, just not allowed to effect the system. In a perfect world you can forget about it, it can do no harm. However it could be your virus software has given a false positive, reported a file as infected when in fact it may not be. Quarantining will let you test out if everything runs okay before you decide to remove it. It could just a file that the internet needs to identify you on certain websites, like a cookie. Or it could nasty.

What anti-virus software do you use? And what is the message?
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samba



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello cadfael, not heard you around for a while hope you are well, thanks for the info.
i ran a virus check, a few where found and removed with a low security risk, When i clicked on details for this one risk was high and a note said this file(or was it virus?) has been quarantined
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