Using Avast Virus Chest

Using Avast Virus Chest

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The Virus Chest in Avast Security is a separated zone created for storing possibly unsafe records until an additional move is made. Records placed in the Avast Virus Chest can’t control and obtain your information. In this way, any dangerous code contained in any document can’t hurt your PC. 

The principle of Avast Chest operation

In the process, the antivirus scans PC hard drives for dangerous files. And if he finds such files, it sends them to a special area. There, they cannot interact with other data, that is, they are harmless. From here you can already carry out certain operations with them:

  • neutralize;
  • delete;
  • move;
  • reestablish.

And where is the Avast Chest located? You can get to it from the menu of the antivirus itself. Open the program window, go to the “Protection” tab, select the “Antivirus” item and click on the “Chest” button. 

A field opens in front of you with a list of files placed in this area and various data. You will find the source of the threat, the time of scanning and movement, the original location there. From here you can manage them: scan, repair, delete. Now you know how to find the files that Avast has deleted.

Reasons for being placed in Chest

It often happens that files fall into this area by accident. For example, it can be some file of a program that is moved to the Chest every time the software is started. Or material downloaded from the Internet. 

Avast can consider them viruses for a number of reasons. There are suspicious activity, unknown extension, name that is too long, and so on. If this happened by mistake, then you can do the following:

  • add the file to the exception (you know where the Avast repository is located – you can also carry out this procedure there);
  • restore the file (from the same menu as above);
  • change the settings of the antivirus program (you can reduce the level of protection, disable certain modules, or reduce the number of system scans).

Sending a document to the Avast Virus Chest

Any questionable record or document wrongly distinguished as a danger can be transformed from the Virus Vault for additional examination. To send a document for hostile to virus investigation, follow the instructions. 

  • Snap Virus Chest on the principal screen. 
  • Float over a record in the Virus Chest, at that point click three dabs and select Present for Analysis. 
  • Select Possibly Malware or False Alarm, at that point fill in however much extra data as could be expected in the content box and snap Submit. 

In the event that you picked False Alarm, fill in the data in the Program Name, Program Publisher, and Program Version fields. Give the motivation behind why you figure this program ought not be perceived as a danger. 

After the record has been sent, an affirmation will be shown. In many cases, the Avast Threat Lab won’t send a reaction to clients in the wake of handling got documents.