You may have better responses in the Virus and ... since the files are in the virus vault, they can't be used by the OS or the virus/pest.
To empty the vault is to open the vault (you see the vaults) select one and press delete or some button. Sorry but I won't supply a step by step. It's intuitive and you should try it.
Hi, I'm using AVG anti-virus but this concerns any anti-virus. After running a scan & if a virus is detected, it sometimes puts it in guarantine, or virus vault; how do you know if you can delete it? Some files are system 32 & I know they are needed. I've read the help section on avg, or even norton but not finding the answer.