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What happens to quarantined files?

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When an antivirus program such as NAVCE 9 quarantines a file, what actually happens to it?
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It gets moved from it's original location into a hidden quarantine directory (usually in the same directory with the AV program).  Some AV programs also rename the file (e.g. a383d93.dat).
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The file is put into a faux "partition" or a part of the hd which is inaccessible to anyone, and in this way can do no more harm.


Here is an in-depth explaination:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001121210085306?Open&src=tranus_con_sl
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