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lwc


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I was curious whether there is anything special about quarantine or is it merely a cut and paste command to a regular folder?

Thanks!


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alch
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if you select quarantine option, clamwin will simply move files to the quarantine folder
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lwc


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So it's just as if I cut and pasted the files myself and the quarantine folder is just a regular folder?

If so, am I supposed to send ClamAV those files or something?
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yes it is exactly as you describe and quarantine is a regular folder. location is specified in the clamwin settings
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lwc


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Ok, thanks. What about the other question?
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If so, am I supposed to send ClamAV those files or something?

I am not sure I understood the other question properly... If the files are quarantined that means they are already detected by the clamav so no need to sendthem anywhere[/quote]
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lwc


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Yes, you've got a point. Obviously it already knows it's a virus...

So in other words, what is it good for?
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So in other words, what is it good for?

quarantine folder isolates a virus so it will not run if it's path is in the "Run" registry key or somewhere else for automated execution
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