Author Topic: What should I do with files in the Chest?  (Read 2610 times)

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SheerGold

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What should I do with files in the Chest?
« on: October 24, 2008, 09:17:09 AM »
I have just finished the first run.

The Viruses are now in the Chest.

Should I Delete them now?
Or should I do something else?

If I delete then where do they go?

Do I also have to also empty the Recycle Bin?

If I don't delete them what will happen to them when I reboot the computer?

I'm using Xp with SP2.
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Re: What should I do with files in the Chest?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 10:26:52 AM »
You are always safe if the virus is in the Chest and if you think that there are really virus then delete them all or if you think thats a false positive then wait for few weeks and scan them again or report to Avast Team

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Re: What should I do with files in the Chest?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 03:33:25 PM »
You have done the right thing, 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest and investigate.

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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Re: What should I do with files in the Chest?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 07:41:23 PM »
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There is no need to delete those in the "System files" section of the Chest. These are system back-up files copied by avast in case of they are needed to repair important system files. They are not infected and should be left where they are in the Chest.


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Re: What should I do with files in the Chest?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 10:52:59 PM »
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There is no need to delete those in the "System files" section of the Chest. These are system back-up files copied by avast in case of they are needed to repair important system files. They are not infected and should be left where they are in the Chest.


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Thank you CharleyO,

Are you also indicating that simply doing the scan had removed the Viruses?


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Re: What should I do with files in the Chest?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 02:44:03 AM »
Are you also indicating that simply doing the scan had removed the Viruses?
If you send the files to Chest, yes.

If I delete then where do they go?
Nowhere... they're erased (completely) from the disk. You can't recover.

Do I also have to also empty the Recycle Bin?
Deleting from Chest does not send the file to Recycle Bin, it destroys the file.
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