Thoughts about finding viruses in email inboxes

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Mar 31 15:24:35 UTC 2009

On 03/31/2009 04:02 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:

> Noop,
> I followed your advice and obtained bitdefender.
> After scanning my mailfolder it detected 8 Trojans in my junk and Trash 
> folder, which I think was to be expected.
> However, I said then to quarantaine thes viruses with the result that he 
> quarantined my whole mailbox (I'm using Thunderbird) but also removed 3 
> folders without viruses. I assume thunderbird has some problems with it 
> but do you know how to 'unquarantine' these folders? Especially one of 
> them (Home) holds E-mails I have to respond to today!!
> I tried to open the quarantained files with thunderbird but that didn't 
> work (neither worked Evolution).
> Hope you can help me out!!
> Joep

Joep, anytime you 'quarantine' a file it is placed in a quarantine
folder (same with clamav). BD's quarantine folder is located at:
Nothing is done to the quarantined file, it is just moved out of the
originating program's path an placed there for safe keeping. You can
move the files back to Thunderbird.

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