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10-03-2012, 12:37 AM
When an antivirus reports a threat has been blocked , what does actually occur , does it only block the threat but it is still active or antivirus software removes it totally ?

Speedy Gonzales
10-03-2012, 12:46 AM
A firewall blocks it an AV program doesnt. It either quarantines it or deletes / removes it

10-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Or in the case of Norton, tells you it is there but can't be removed while the system is running.

10-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Or in the case of Norton, it doesn't notice at all.

10-03-2012, 08:56 PM
If it's a decent security suite it will do exactly what it says - block it... if it's a Norton product it will probably give the nasty malware a tea and some muffins and invite it to stay.