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Offline DPMerritt

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Avast for Mac: Virus chest: question(s)
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:45:57 AM »
Uninstalled Norton so I could install Avast.  Full system scan by Avast gave me 9 infected files, all of them having to do with aol mail, and 8 warnings, 4 of which also have to do with aol mail..  Norton didn't come up with any of them when I scanned yesterday.  Kind of scary :)  Anyway, in the past as I've used Norton it has isolated files and asked if I want the program to try and fix (clean, I guess) them.  Avast moved my infecteds into the virus chest without any such offer.

So, what now?   Is it safe to delete files from the chest?  I don't want them out of the chest and still on the computer, I want them gone.  Does deleting them from the chest put them back where they were, or does it get rid of them from my Mac permanently?  I understand they can stay in the chest safely, but I just don't want them around, period.  Any words of wisdom would be greaty appreciated :)

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Re: Avast for Mac: Virus chest: question(s)
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 08:50:00 AM »
1. Is it safe to delete files from the chest?
2. ...or does it get rid of them from my Mac permanently?

1. Yes.
2. Exactly.
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Re: Avast for Mac: Virus chest: question(s)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 02:09:32 AM »
Thank you :)

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Re: Avast for Mac: Virus chest: question(s)
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 05:03:10 AM »
You're welcome.
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