The main task of quarantine is to safely store infected files. Files should be quarantined if they cannot be cleaned, if it is not safe or advisable to delete them, or if they should not be detected by the antivirus protection.
The user can choose to quarantine any file he or she wants to. This is advisable if a file behaves suspiciously but is not detected by the antivirus scanner. Quarantined files can be submitted for analysis to ESET’s virus laboratories.
Files stored in the quarantine folder can be viewed in a table which displays the date and time of quarantine, the path to the original location of the infected file, its size in bytes, reason (added by user…), and number of threats (e.g. if it is an archive containing multiple infiltrations).