How Threats Are Handled
After detecting a threat, your security software follows a series of steps that depend on the type of threat and where it was found.
Your security software analyzes basic
information about every file that you open, save, or download. It
will attempt to remove viruses from any infected files. Upon
finding spyware or some other kind of "uncleanable" threat, your
security software deletes the file instead.
Your security software will delete the entire file or program. Occasionally, you will need to restart your computer to clear the memory and finish removing a threat.