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quarantine files

What should i do if size of the folder having quarantine files becomes too large? I mean is it safe to delete all files or something else?

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 26/05/12 6:25:51 EDT AM
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Re: quarantine files

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Sometimes the quarantine folder gets too large and wont empty properly when you try, it simply freezes.  In which case try the following:

It's a known issue, when there are too many the deletion jams up.   You can physically remove them from within the Windows environment.

First double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter

Click Navigation (top right)

Click General Settings & Alerts (left)

Click Access Protection to expand that section

Uncheck Access Protection and click Apply

Leave SecurityCenter open on your desktop because you should re-enable Access Protection after the following steps.

Go to C:\ProgramData\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine and click Edit/Select All

Click Shift and Delete simultaneously and the folder should empty.

Take care to delete only the contents of that folder, not the folder itself.

Re-enable Access Protection as mentioned above and click Apply and then exit SecurityCenter.

Those instructions are for Vista/Windows 7. 

For XP the folder is found at:  C:\Documents & Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Virusscan

You can reduce their number in future considerably if you are prepared to accept Tracking Cookies.  Those enable websites to remember your sign-in details etc.

With SecurityCenter open click Virus and Spyware Protection to expand that section.

Click Real-Time Scanning

Click Settings and scroll down to Tracking Cookies

Uncheck that and click Apply.

(Note: the latest versions of SecurityCenter don't block Tracking Cookies in any case as they are deemed harmless).

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