Quarantine and Backup

Kaspersky Lab anti-virus applications installed on client devices may place files in Quarantine or Backup during device scan.

Quarantine is a special repository for storing files that are probably infected with viruses and files that cannot be disinfected at the time when they are detected.

Backup is designed for storing backup copies of files that have been deleted or modified during the disinfection process.

Kaspersky Security Center creates a summarized list of files placed in Quarantine or Backup by Kaspersky Lab applications on the devices. Network Agents on client devices transmit information about the files in Quarantine and Backup to the Administration Server. You can use Administration Console to view the properties of files stored in repositories on devices, run virus scans of those repositories, and delete files from them. The icons of the file statuses are described in the appendix.

Operations with Quarantine and Backup are supported for versions 6.0 or later of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers, as well as for Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows, or later versions.

Kaspersky Security Center does not copy files from repositories to Administration Server. All files are stored in repositories on the devices. You can restore a file only on the device with the anti-virus application, which placed that file in the repository.

In this section

Enabling remote management for files in the repositories

Viewing properties of a file placed in repository

Deleting files from repositories

Restoring files from repositories

Saving a file from repositories to disk

Scanning files in Quarantine

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