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what happens to quarantined malware when you reinstall adaware?


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#1 hopscotch

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hi --

this may be dumb, but... I recently reinstalled Adaware. A trojan the uninstalled version had recommended I quarantine (this seemed to take two tries, for some reason) no longer shows up in the log.

This makes sense, since the log would reset when I reinstalled.

But what happens to previously quarantined files when you do a delete/reinstall?

BTW, my new version hasn't detected any trojans or other malware.

Thanks!

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:44 PM

But what happens to previously quarantined files when you do a delete/reinstall?

I moved your post since this has nothing to do with False Positives. After reinstall, if the previously quarantined files are not in the quarantine list, chances are they're deleted/overwritten by the new installation.
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