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hi, when norton antivirus quaritines a virus and it is in the backup items,is ok to delete it.

thanks katieanne.

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norton backup on log

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you can delete the quarantined and deleted files as long as you know what they are and their use in case you have replace them with an uninfected version.

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hi,thank you for reply.
i have deleted the files and everything is working ok.
if norton had put them in there they must have been bad.
and it was a virus they had caught caue a screen came up to tell me that they have deleted them.

katieanne.

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Where's A Cop When You Need One!

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That is very typical of Norton Anti-Virus.One thing to always remember when Norton places a file in quaranteen,I would venture to say that there is most certainly a record of the applications conduct and you may have been (though not necessarily informed)If a file is in quaranteen there is more than one reason and something you might wish to find out, certain applications attempt repairs upon detection(Norton is one such application-the prompt and subsequent information would most certainly let you know that an attempt to repair failed and as a result the infected file had to be quaranteened.This makes the deletion all the easier. However I do recall an instance where prior to deletion(this is NAV were talking about)I attempted to manually make the repair,of course with no greater outcome than a deletion.However,that is what I would most certainly not even provide a second thought about just deleting the file in quaranteen.If it was a virus, Norton would define the virus and inform you even more so,it gets very smart when they may request a copy be sent to them for further study,I usually would send a request through prior to taking any action and then when advised proceed accordingly.It's important that we keep a perspective and remind ourselfs that this is not only about our particular computer and it may be that there is something new out there that Symantec would not ignore.Remember Norton Anti-Virus is the most widely used anti-virus software in the world with no greater defensive posture as that which Symantec enjoys as the third or fourth largest computer software manufacturer.I Think NAV is hard to beat and it was great to here of the success that NAV provided for.However,it seems very typical and that is as it should be.

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