First, understand why your antivirus program puts infected files into quarantine. “Infected files” is your clue: a virus does not exist in isolation. It’s like getting a gob of chewing gum in
your hair: it’s hard to get rid of the chewing gum without cutting off
some of the hair. To get rid of the virus, you have to delete the
Your typical antivirus program is not very smart:
it can recognize the virus, but has no idea how important the infected
file is. What if it deletes a file that you need regularly? That’s why
the antivirus takes infected files out of commission and leaves the
deletion decision to you.