A couple of questions about my first threat found
"Threat successfully quarantined
Today at 1:47 PM
An infected file attempted to run on your device.
Threat name: PDF.Spam.Heur.3
Path: /Users/myname/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/Default/Cache/Cache Data/
We quarantined the file to prevent malicious commands from being executed on your device."
- I know it cannot cause damage while quarantined, but I would rather it not be on my computer at all. If I clear my Google Chrome cache, then will the file be able to infect my computer? Or if it stays in quarantine will it just be there indefinitely?
- Could the file have done damage before the antivirus scanner caught it?
- Am I okay to turn my computer off and on?