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deleting virus in the virus chest???
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:56:07 AM »
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              Is deleting the virus or file in the virus chest delete it from the computer or just removing it from the virus chest?
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Re: deleting virus in the virus chest???
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 10:24:23 AM »
Hi zheke01!

Deleting a virus in the chest means that the file gets deleted from the computer...

to just remove it from the chest and put it back to its original position you have to choose recover (or however it is named)...

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Re: deleting virus in the virus chest???
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 11:04:57 AM »
thanks 4 your reply  :D

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Re: deleting virus in the virus chest???
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 11:21:52 AM »
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Re: deleting virus in the virus chest???
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 02:38:27 PM »
Since there are the different sections of the chest, Infected Files, User Files and System Files (excluding the collation section of All Chest Files). So you have to exercise care in what you delete.

The Infected Files section is self explanitary, infected files that avast has detected and you elected to send to the chest.

The User Files section is if you feel a file is suspicious but not detected by avast, this is where you can add it, so it can do no harm whilst you investigate further.

System Files are back-up copies of important system files (copied by avast), in case the originals get infected.

So only those in the Infected or User Files section should be deleted with this provision. There is no rush to delete anything from the chest, a protected area where it can do no harm. Anything that you send to the chest you should leave there for a few weeks. If after that time you have suffered no adverse effects from moving these to the chest, scan them again (inside the chest) and if they are still detected as viruses, delete them.
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