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Why can't I repair infected files?
The Repair option works only for files, which have been modified by a virus. The virus itself can not be repaired, because it does not modify an original file - the file is the virus.
The program includes the Repair feature, but it can be used seldom, due to the reduced number of modified files. Most of the detected viruses, worms and Trojans are components of the viral main file and they reach the system afterwards.