Should I delete objects in malwarebytes' quarantine?

Written by mike guilmette
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an program that finds and disables malware, adware, Trojan horses and other malicious programs that can be hiding in your computer. When it finds something potentially dangerous, the program quarantines the data instead of deleting it immediately. Malwarebytes sometimes identifies data as a threat when it is actually harmless, and these files can be restored from quarantine. Quarantined files are encrypted and password-protected so that no other program can use them, rendering them harmless, but these files do take up space. Therefore, quarantined files should be deleted regularly, if you are sure what you are deleting.

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  1. 1

    Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

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    Click the "Quarantine" tab. This will display are items the program has quarantined.

  3. 3

    Click an object in the list and then click the "Delete" button. You can also hold the "Shift" key to select multiple items, or you can click the "Delete All" button to clear all quarantined items.

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