deleting quartine files

I am new on  this topic.   I have the free download on my computer.  I ran the scan and I find my computer has threat files, by deleting the threats will that delete programs or operating system programs.  hope I have explained clear enough.

jim
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have to decide for yourself (not enough information here) whether the files you downloaded are legitimate and the quarantine is a false positive, OR, whether the files are a true threat.

If (a) excluded the files from the quarantine and move on.
If (b) delete the files.

Be careful as this is how users get viruses.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
When an anti-virus program quarantines an infected file, it disables and moves it to a secure location on your computer. You or a virus can no longer open it or execute it, and it cannot do any harm.

If your computer has been running fine since the file is in quarantine, it is probably safe to completely delete it. However, if you are unsure, you can keep it in quarantine should you need to later restore it. It will not do any harm from there, and only take up a little bit of hard-drive space.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I get the occasional false positive, so we need to know what we are dealing with.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
in this situation the best thing is to wait for a couple of days or weeks,
that file will automatically send to their analyzing center, they work on it's algorithm and if they find out  it is not safe, your Antivirus will remove it automatically, and if it was safe, they remove it from their virus signature database and Antivirus will not recognize it as a virus next time.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Answers on how to deal with quarantined files provided.
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