Quarantine

Quarantine

The Quarantine manager manages affected objects. Your Avira product can move affected objects to the quarantine directory in a special format. They can neither be executed nor opened.

Note
To move objects to the Quarantine manager, select the relevant option for quarantine in the Configuration under System ScannerScan > Action on detection if you are working in automatic mode.
Alternatively you can select the relevant quarantine option in interactive mode.

 

Toolbar, shortcuts and context menu

Icon

Shortcut

Description

Avira cc qa rescan Quarantine

F2

Rescan object(s)

A selected object is scanned again for viruses and unwanted programs. The settings of the on-demand scan are used for this.

Avira cc qa info Quarantine

Return

Properties

Opens a dialog box with more detailed information on the selected object.

Note
You may obtain detailed information also by double-clicking an object.

Avira cc qa restore Quarantine

 

Avira cc qa restore admin Quarantine

(Windows Vista)

F3

Restore object(s)

A selected object is restored. Hereafter the object is placed in its original location.

Warning
Enormous damage in the system due to viruses and unwanted programs!
If you restore files: ensure that only files that were able to be cleaned by another scan are restored.

Note
In Windows Vista, you must have administrator rights to restore objects.

Avira cc qa restore%20to Quarantine

F6

Restore object(s) to…

A selected object can be restored at a location defined by you. If you select this option, the “Save as” dialog opens in which you can select the storage location.

Warning
Enormous damage in the system due to viruses and unwanted programs!
If you restore files: ensure that only files that were able to be cleaned by another scan are restored.

Avira cc qa ad%20to Quarantine

Ins

Add file to quarantine

If you regard a file as suspicious, you can add it to the quarantine manager manually with this option. If appropriate upload the file to an Avira Malware Research Center web server for investigation using the Send object option.

Avira cc qa send%20to Quarantine

F4

Send object(s)

The object is uploaded to an Avira Malware Research Center web server for investigation by the Avira Malware Research Center. When you click on the Send Object button, a dialog opens containing a form for entering your contact data. Enter all the required data. Select a type: Suspicious file or False positive. Click OK to upload the suspicious file.

Note
The size of the files you upload is limited to 20 MB uncompressed or 8 MB compressed.

Note
You can only upload one file at a time.

Avira cc delete quarantine Quarantine

Del

Delete object(s)

A selected object is deleted from the quarantine manager. The object cannot be restored.

Avira cc qa exportprop Quarantine

F7

Export all properties

The properties of the highlighted quarantined object are exported in a text file.

Avira cc event source closedfolder Quarantine

F10

Open quarantine directory

Opens the directory INFECTED.

Note
You have the option of executing actions on multiple highlighted objects.
To highlight multiple objects (objects in columns), hold down the control key or the shift key while selecting the objects in quarantine manager. Press Ctrl + A to select all the displayed objects.
When executing the action Display properties multiple objects cannot be selected. Multiple selections are not possible with the Send object action, as only one file can be uploaded at a time.

Table

Status

An object placed in quarantine can have different statuses:

Icon

Description

Avira cc ok Quarantine

No virus or unwanted program was found, the object is “clean”.

Avira cc warning Quarantine

A virus or unwanted program was found.

Avira cc warning small Quarantine

If a suspect file was added to the quarantine manager with the option Add file, it has this warning icon.

Type

Designation

Description

File

The object detected is a file.

Detection

Shows the name of the malware found.
Heuristic findings are identified with the abbreviation HEUR/.

Source

Shows the path under which the object was found.

Date/Time

Shows the date and time of the detection.

Detailed information

File name

Full path and file name of the object.

Quarantined object

File name of the quarantined object.

Restored

YES/ NO

YES: The selected object has been restored.

NO: The selected object has not been restored.

Uploaded to Avira

YES/ NO

YES: The object has already been uploaded to an Avira Malware Research Center web

server for investigation by the Avira Malware Research Center.

NO: The object has not yet been uploaded to an Avira Malware Research Center web

server for investigation by the Avira Malware Research Center.

Operating system

Windows XP/Vista Workstation: The malware has been identified by an Avira desktop

product.

Scan engine

Version number of scan engine

Virus definition file

Version number of the virus definition file

Detection

Name of the malware detected.

Date/Time

Date and time of the detection