How to Recover Files Deleted by Avast Antivirus

If Avast keeps deleting your files, how to get the files back? Here are two solutions to recover files deleted by Avast Antivirus. Solution 1: Restore deleted files from Avast Virus Chest. Solution 2: Run a third-party data recovery software to recover Avast deleted files. If you are urgent, try the best file recovery software from EaseUS to get your lost files back from Avast virus right now.

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I scanned my computer and Avast found some virus, I chose action Move to Chest but it was unsuccessful. So I chose action Delete. So many files very important with me were deleted. They are Excel files. Please help me to recover them! They are very important files with me!!! - from Avast forum

Avast antivirus deleted not only viruses but also your very important personal files. We provide two effective solutions for you to recover deleted files by Avast antivirus software.

Solution 1: Restore Deleted Files from Avast Virus Chest

Avast Virus Chest is basically a place where Avast stores (potentially) dangerous files. Since the file is moved to Virus Chest it can’t do any harm to your computer. Also, it can’t be executed. If you want to recover files from Avast Virus Chest, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Right-click on the Avast orange icon in the Windows system tray and open Avast UI
  • Step 2: Go to "Protection" > "Virus Chest"

recover data from avast virus chest

  • Step 3: Select the wanted files and click "Restore"

click restore

Solution 2: Run Third-party Data Recovery Software to Recover Avast Deleted Files

Most people complain that the chance of deleted files recovery is small from the Avast virus chest. So, we give users the other choice - third-party data recovery software, which is simpler to handle but with a higher chance of successful recovery.

What we recommend here is EaseUS file recovery software. It's a renowned deleted, formatted, and virus-infected hard drive data recovery software which has helped millions of customers worldwide restore documents, pictures, photos, videos, music, emails and more file types with ease.

Files that are unexpectedly removed by antivirus program like Avast can be fully restored by it.

Step 1. Select the desired data location.

Select the location where you have lost files after using an anti-virus program. For example, if you lost files from C drive after using the anti-virus program, then you should select C drive.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Let the software scan and find the anti-virus deleted files

Click "Scan" to generate a Tree-view of all the recoverable files. Mostly, the deleted files removed by antivirus will be generated in the Deleted Files folder. If you don't see them, try to locate them in the Lost Files folder.

filter wanted files

Step 3. Recover the anti-virus deleted files.

The "Filter" option provides a quick way to your wanted files, click the option if you have difficulty in finding the desired files. Then, click "Recover" to recover lost files.

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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