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Quarantine (Anti-Virus)

Many anti-virus and malware scanners have a quarantine mode. This mode allows users to take a file that has been flagged as a potential threat and effectively lock it away temporarily while they investigate and determine if the file is a legitimate threat or if there was a false alert and the file needs to be restored to its previous location.

In addition to holding the files where they cannot interact with the operating system, most anti-virus applications also include a feature which allows the user to send the quarantined virus to the company for further study.

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