antivirus program

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have an antivirus program I need to know if when a virus is quarantine if the virus can still infect my machine.
Question by:jrsylvain
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    No, when a virus is put in quarantine it cannot harm your computer anymore. It is only accessible by the anti-virus, so it cannot infect your computer on itself.
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    Expert Comment

    No.  Read and you'll see a few of the possible reasons you might want to quarantine as opposed to deleting the possibly infected file.
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    Sorry, didn't mean to step on your answer, when I started typing mine, you hadn't yet posted.

    Ignore my post and award points to geertplaisier (if you accept his/her answer), unless you feel that I contributed something new.  If so, feel free to split as you wish.

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    Thank you

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