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How to delete a quarantined file

Use Microsoft Security Essentials to clean your PC

FORUM QUESTION Microsoft Security Essentials has quarantined ‘VIR Tool:JS/Obfuscator.P'. The program advises me to 'Remove this software immediately'. How do I do this? Ajs160n

HELPROOM ANSWER Open Security Essentials and click on the History tab. Here, you can view the quarantined items and delete them as required. To have Security Essentials automatically remove malware, click on the Settings tab, choose Default actions, then set what actions you want it to take.

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