Chunks of atom being quarantined by my antivirus?

Hello, this actually happened a while ago, but I haven’t had time to get on the form and ask about it. On January 14, my antivirus quarantined three objects associated with atom. The relevant portions of the file paths are as follows


All the objects seem to come from this folder. The filenames themselves all seem to be incomprehensible strings of alphanumeric characters. I have two questions.

  1. Should I be concerned or is this a false positive?
  2. Should I delete the files, restore them, or leave them in quarantine?

Delete them. Those aren’t chunks of Atom at all, just cached data that APM uses, all of which can and will be rebuilt if APM looks and doesn’t find them. You shouldn’t be concerned, since antivirus programs are supposed to be zealous about odd-looking bits of code just appearing on your computer. As long as it’s not interfering with you installing packages, there’s no issue.

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Thanks for clarifying. Deleted the files and everything seems to be running smoothly.