The main purpose of the quarantine is to safely store infected files. Files should be quarantined if they cannot be cleaned, if it is not safe or advisable to delete them, or if they are being falsely detected by ESET Cyber Security.

You can choose to quarantine any file. This is advisable if a file behaves suspiciously but is not detected by the antivirus scanner. Quarantined files can be submitted for analysis to the ESET Threat Lab.

Files stored in the quarantine folder can be viewed in a table which displays the date and time of quarantine, the path to the original location of the infected file, its size in bytes, reason (e.g., added by user…) and number of threats (e.g., if it is an archive containing multiple infiltrations). The quarantine folder with quarantined files () remains in the system even after uninstalling ESET Cyber Security. Quarantined files are stored in a safe encrypted form and can be restored again after installing ESET Cyber Security.