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How to Recover Files Deleted by Avast Antivirus?

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 by Jean to Data Recovery


This article provides two solutions to help you recover files deleted by Avast Antivirus: 1. Restore deleted files from Avast Virus Chest; 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.

How to Restore Files Deleted by Avast Antivirus?

"Hi, lately my Windows computer runs very slow, and I guess it might be infected by unknown viruses. So I followed my husband's advice, use Avast antivirus to remove them. I scanned my computer and Avast really found some viruses and malware. I immediately chose the delete option to clear them away, however, when I check my computer again so many important files were deleted. They're Exel and Word files. Please help me recover Avast antivirus deleted files!"

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

Solution 1. Restore Deleted Files from Avast Virus Chest

The video tutorial shows you how to recover deleted files from Avast virus chest. To put it in detailed steps, you can go through the procedure as follows.

  • Right-click on the Avast icon and select the option "Open Avast user interface";
  • Click on the "Maintenance" tab;
  • On the left panel, choose the "Virus Chest" option;
  • In the right pane there is a table, choose the file of interest and right-click on it;
  • In the popup box, select the "Extract..." option.
  • In the following window, select the place for the file saving and press OK. Close the window, you can find the recovered file in the right place.

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

Some people may find difficulty in applying the solution above, because it's really complicated. Most of all, the chance of deleted files recovery is small from Avast virus chest. So, we give users the other choice - third-party data recovery software, which is simpler to handle but with higher chances 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 that 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 hard drive (or external USB flash drive or SD card) where the lost files were stored and click "Scan" button.

select a location and let the software scan lost data

STEP 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

scan hard drive to find files deleted by avast antivirus

STEP 3. After the scan is over, select the files that were deleted by Avast and click "Recover" button to save the files to somewhere else other than the original place, to avoid data overwriting.

preview and recover files that were deleted by avast antivirus