What exactly does quarantine mean when dealing with computer scanning software?
I assume the virus/file is there on my computer but just locked away in a virus vault where it can’t do any harm to my computer? If so, then is there a reason why it’s put in quarantine and not deleted completely by the virus scanning software?
Can I just leave the virus in quarantine and not worry about it? Will it reanimate or do further damage?
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