antivirus program

I have an antivirus program I need to know if when a virus is quarantine if the virus can still infect my machine.
jrsylvainAsked:
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geertplaisierCommented:
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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TedInAKCommented:
No.  Read http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061103112324AAlIcAc 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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TedInAKCommented:
@geertplaisier:
Sorry, didn't mean to step on your answer, when I started typing mine, you hadn't yet posted.

@jrsylvain:
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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jrsylvainAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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