Author Topic: Why is there no option in Avast! PRO for _cleaning_ a virus, only _ignore_ and _  (Read 2105 times)

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Oocoot

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The recent false virus episode made me realize that my avast! PRO only has two options when a virus has been found, not three as is customary.

Normally, there is 1) Ignore, 2) Clean and 3) Quarantine. Here, there seems to be _no_ option for cleaning a virus but condemning a file - or an entire program like my browser, plus other browsers I have not even used for many weeks - to the virus vault is the very only option.

That's a very disturbing realization. Why does avast! not clean even the least serious of threats, instead of quarantining every file it finds to contain a threat of whatever kind?

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You can only clean if a legitimate file has been 'infected' with non-legitimate (usually viral) code. So it depends on the virus type
If the hole file is the viral code then you can`t clean, and it is of course not necessary since your computer wont miss that file

http://antivirus.about.com/b/2007/03/11/clean-quarantine-or-delete.htm

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avast! User Guides and Manuals
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-user-guides-and-manual.html
look on page 68 and 32 - 35
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 11:50:17 PM by Pondus »