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    Safe to delete virus vault?

    I have this hidden folder named "$AVG8.VAULT$" which contains some trojans. Is it safe to just SHIFT-DEL it?

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    Noo doot aboot it, eh?
    I never trust any folder with dollar signs in it.
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    Neo, what exactly do you do with your computer, either that or your work has the worst firewall ever created.


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    The folder is created by AVG anti virus, once the files are in the ****ty vault, I never know how to delete them. Just do a reinstall AHAH
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    Everytime a virus is found, it's deactivated and sent to that folder. I don't want it taking up space. If I delete that folder, the viruses won't just respawn ...... right?

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    It is much safer to delete the virus files trapped in the virus vault itself of AVG anti virus. It would automatically delete the virus files in the "$AVG8.VAULT$" folder that you see in your Drive c:.

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    i would leave folders created by your antivirus program as they are - if you wanna get rid of their content there's probably in an option in the virusscanner UI - if not its probably not supposed be deleted..

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    I've deleted it myself with no complications.

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