Windows 10: Quarentined File Still In Folder

  1.    08 Jun 2018 #1

    Quarentined File Still In Folder


    Had a Windows Defender detection of a file this morning, It was a 1.4 mb file. it was quarentined, but the file is stil in the folder and now says it's 0 bytes. Is it safe just to delete the 0 bytes file?
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       08 Jun 2018 #2

    Open Defender and remove the quarantined file in 'Threat history'. That will delete it.

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  3.    08 Jun 2018 #3

    I did that, the quarentined file is gone but the now 0 bytes file is still in the folder
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #4

    Use F5 to refresh to folder view. You should find the file has gone. If it is still there then it is safe to just delete it.
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