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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

What does quarantined mean?

I'm running a virus scan. I have one quarantined and one detected. What does quarantined mean and if an items detected that means it's a virus right?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    quarantined means the file has been isolated or separated from other files so it can't infect them. if an item is detected that means it is a potential problem, not necessarily a virus. it could be a tracking cookie or other information-stealing program.

  • 1 decade ago

    quarantined means the file has been isolated or separated from other files so it can't infect them. if an item is detected that means it is a potential problem, not necessarily a virus. it could be a tracking cookie or other information-stealing program.

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  • 1 decade ago

    quarantined

    One entry found.

    Main Entry:

    2quarantine

    Function:

    verb

    Inflected Form(s):

    quarantined; quarantin·ing

    Date:

    1804

    transitive verb 1 : to detain in or exclude by quarantine 2 : to isolate from normal relations or communication <quarantine an aggressor> intransitive verb : to establish or declare a quarantine

  • 1 decade ago

    the actual definition is- a state of enforced isolation this mean that it has made it to where it cannot get to any other files or folders but does need to be dealt with your antivirus should take care of it

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