How To Recover Files Deleted By Avast Antivirus

How To Recover Files Deleted By Avast Antivirus

Sometimes, the Avast antivirus program might suspect even ordinary files as vulnerable threats to your computer and delete them. In case the deleted files are important, you can recover them using one of these methods.

How To Recover Files Deleted By Avast Antivirus

Method 1 - Recovering Avast deleted files from Virus Chest

The Avast deleted files will be stored in Virus Chest. You can recover your file from here by performing the following steps.

Step 1

Open the Avast antivirus program on your computer.

Step 2

  • Click the Protection tab in the left panel.
  • Choose the Virus Chest option.

Step 3

  • Search for the file that you need to recover and select the checkbox next to it.
  • Navigate to the Delete drop-down menu and choose the Restore option.
  • Once the selected file is moved to its original location, you will see the ‘File successfully restored’ message on the screen.
  • Click Close to exit the wizard.

Method 2 - Recovering Avast deleted files using a third-party data recovery software

If the Avast deleted file is not in Virus Chest or if you are not able to recover the file using method 1, you can use one of these third-party data recovery software.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Software
  • Yodot File Recovery software
  • DiskInternals Uneraser

The steps to recover Avast deleted files using the EaseUS Data Recovery software are given below.

Step 1

Download and install the EaseUS Data Recovery software on your computer.

Step 2

  • Open the installed software.
  • Choose the location from where Avast has deleted the file that is missing.

Step 3

  • Click the Scan option to scan the selected location.
  • As soon as you see the scan results on the screen, locate your file