Delete 'Quarantine' in Malwarebyes?

March 11, 2009 at 10:40:31
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
I'm not too clear on the 'quarantine' sections of Malwarebytes and AVG.

Is it more-or-less a log of what has been 'handled'/deleted by the program that I can't just delete?

Or is it like an actual quarantined area that I don't want to be near, touch or generally poke around in?

Thanks in advance,

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March 11, 2009 at 13:48:38
It is an actual area. The point of quarantining is that complete removal of some files can cause systems to stop working, so if that happens you have the option to restore the 'infected' file, just to get up & running again before using other methods to get rid of the nasties. If your system is running with no discernable problems after cleaning then it's really up to you whether you want rid of them completely or not by emptying the quarantine folder.

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March 12, 2009 at 16:40:38
Hello there, thank you for the reply and information.

That clears up a lot.

Most appreciated,

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