Is it safe to delete files from virus vault?

December 30, 2009 at 10:44:14
Specs: Windows XP
is it safe to delete a file from virus vault?

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#1
December 30, 2009 at 10:44:54
If it`s not a system file....sure it is !!!!

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#2
December 30, 2009 at 11:54:24
There are some times then a good file is moved to the vault. You can just keep it there if you want. It is usually not possible to access it there as such.There isn't a pressing need to delete it.

You'd be better off trying to prevent getting a virus in the future using best practices.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
December 30, 2009 at 16:57:10
"is it safe to delete a file from virus vault?"

Yes :)

You can also re-scan the Virus vault files, sometimes they can be repaired and recovered, by newer Virus definitions

By the way, since the virus has been renamed to a non executable (type) of file, they are safe
Prevention of receiving a virus is difficult, but detection and removal/disinfection of viruses is done by your updated Antivirus software


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#4
December 31, 2009 at 11:54:48
"Prevention of receiving a virus is difficult"


I disagree, it is easer to prevent problems than to repair them.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
December 31, 2009 at 12:31:37
Yes "Safe Practices" are the best policy
Visiting safe known sites
Not downloading unknown programs

But Antivirus is designed for when you do download and run them
New virus/malware definitions come out everyday, and therefore regular updated system scans are recommended

I always make sure my Antivirus application is up to date
And I run quick 5minute updated free Malwarebytes scans every few days: http://www.malwarebytes.org/


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