Scan Your Computer - Part III

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Responses to Malicious Software

Trend Micro Titanium will first try to remove (or "clean") any malicious software found during a scan.

If unable to remove the malicious software, Trend Micro Titanium will quarantine the file. Once quarantined, the malicious software can cause no harm, but you also can no longer open the file.

In rare cases when Trend Micro Titanium cannot clean or quarantine the malicious software, Trend Micro Titanium will delete the file instead.

You can change how Trend Micro Titanium will respond to malicious software in the Scan Settings window.

Scan Responses

Trend Micro Titanium can respond to malicious software in four different ways. It will normally try each response in the order shown below.

Response

Description

Clean

In many cases, Trend Micro Titanium can remove malicious software, like computer viruses, from files where it was hidden. After cleaning, these files no longer pose a security risk, so you can freely open, edit, or share them.

Note:

You should always let Trend Micro Titanium try to clean unsafe files.

Quarantine

Some forms of malicious software will not hide inside a file, but instead pretend to do something useful. Trend Micro Titanium cannot clean these files, and must isolate them instead. Once quarantined, malicious software cannot cause any harm.

Delete

Trend Micro Titanium can almost always clean or quarantine malicious software successfully. Only if unable to clean or quarantine a very risky form of malicious software will Trend Micro Titanium try to delete the file instead.

Ignore

If unable to clean, quarantine, or delete the malicious software, Trend Micro Titanium will just make a record of the threat in the logs. You can then try to delete the file yourself.