Harmful Items Found --- But Not Cleaned


Hi Everyone,

I am a relative newcomer to F-Secure Anti-virus and, having just run a Full manual scan, was a bit surprised when, on receiving a message that Four Harmful Files had been found, (a) there appeared to be no way of quaranting them, and (b) when I chose the only option available, I received a message telling me that no files had been cleaned.

The files in question were of the Gen:Variant.Symmi.48025 type, according to the scan report, and were present in Microsoft's Hotmail *.OST files.


Can anyone shed any light on either what is missing, or where I should be looking to destroy or quarantine the files, please.



  • IanG
    IanG Posts: 2 New Member

    Hi Ukko,

    Many thanks for your descriptive response to my problem.

    Your explanation illustrates precisely the reason I was receiving such messages, despite nothing being cleaned --- Your response is very logical and understandable too, thank you.


    Your use of English is better than that used by many for whom it is their first language, so be proud of your ability.


    Kind regards,




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