How to Locate, Open & Use Virus Chest in Avast Antivirus 2017

Avast Review The Virus Chest in Avast (Quarantine or Vault) is really a rut to keep potentially dangerous files. These files are totally isolated from all of those other operating-system, meaning that they’re not available for any outdoors process or software program. Files can’t be run while kept in herpes Chest. Because the file is gone to live in Virus Chest it can’t inflict injury to your pc. Plus it can’t be performed.

Usually files could possibly get into Virus Chest instantly if Avast finds them suspicious. Or by hand with the interface. Within this guide become familiar with how to open/access to the Virus Chest and how to use it correctly to help keep you safe.

Large amount of users are searching for the position of the Virus Chest because Avast incorrectly detected a few of their files as threats and today they’re not able to access them any longer. Within the new edition 2016 it might be a little nearly impossible to find there, because it’s quite hidden and it is not apparent where it’s. Previously Avast versions, Virus Chest continues to be located directly on the primary screen from the interface.

We have put together this guide which includes clear steps and screenshots how to locate and use Avast Virus Chest properly.

Step by step how to locate, open & use Virus Chest in Avast Antivirus 2017 :

1. Location – How to Open/Access/Get to Avast Virus Chest

Open your Avast Antivirus and navigate to ‘Protection‘ then click ‘Antivirus‘  in the Avast interface menu. There is a link ‘Virus Chest‘ at the bottom – click on it.

Avast Interface Protection Antivirus
Avast Interface Protection Antivirus
Avast Antivirus 2017 – Opening Virus Chest from the User Interface
Avast Antivirus 2017 – Opening Virus Chest from the User Interface

Alternatively you can also get to the Virus Chest from the Windows system tray. Find the Avast icon (orange ball), right-click on it and select ‘Virus Chest‘.

Avast Antivirus 2017 – Opening Virus Chest from the Windows Tray
Avast Antivirus 2017 – Opening Virus Chest from the Windows Tray

2. Commands – How to Use Avast Virus Chest (Quarantine) Commands

Once the Virus Chest is opened you will see a list of files which are stored there. Or it can be completely empty. Below is the list of available commands with the action explanation

Avast Antivirus 2017 – Performing the Virus Chest Commands (Delete, Restore, Scan, Add)
Avast Antivirus 2017 – Performing the Virus Chest Commands (Delete, Restore, Scan, Add)
  • Delete – Will remove/delete the selected files(s) from the Virus Chest. It will NOT delete the file(s) from hard disk
  • Restore – Will copy the selected file(s) to its original location. Restored file(s) is kept in the Virus Chest
  • Restore and add to exclusions – Will restore the selected  file(s) and automatically add it to global exclusions. Restored file(s) is kept in the Virus Chest
  • Extract – Will copy the selected file(s) to selected location. Extracted file(s) is kept in the Virus Chest.
  • Scan – Will perform a scan on the selected file(s)
  • Submit to virus lab – Will send the selected file to Avast virus lab
  • Properties – Opens a file properties of the selected file
  • Add – Will add selected the selected file(s) to the Virus Chest
  • Refresh all files – Will refresh the list of the files located in the Virus Chest

So if Avast has moved some of your files into the Virus Chest in Avast, but you are sure the file is clean, you can simply ‘Delete‘ it from the chest. However we suggest to ‘Scan‘ it first.

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3 thoughts on “How to Locate, Open & Use Virus Chest in Avast Antivirus 2017

  • Dustin Mathew Gunnar

    Hi. I absorb formatted my entire computer and i freshly installed windows 7. appreciate always, i install avast version 6 or 7 (1 of these 2) which is old. And then i update the virus definitions. This was, the application does not down my computer. At the same time i am fully protected.

  • Julianne D.

    j’ai acheté une licence VPN Line pour un ordinateur pour 1 an. j’ai renouvelé cet abonnement au mois de Juin et depuis je ne retrouve plus de du logiciel sur mon ordi portable. pourrez-vous m’envoyer un fichier pour re installer le logiciel sur mon ordinateur. Je vous remercie. En attendant votre réponse j’ai télécharger un logiciel Avast 2016 dont la validité est de 1 mois. j’attends votre réponse. Merci.

  • Sydney_Saige_Laney

    i cant avast after downloading latest premier. says that it is running but can not the program. i beget windows 8.1

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