Today, computers are in almost every home and play an important role in people’s lives. Users use it for work, study, and entertainment. And all the information that occurs during these activities is our virtual property.
Since this information is of great value to humans, attackers do not miss the opportunity to steal it through access to digital data. This article is about how to prevent this with Avast virus chest.
What is Avast Virus Chest?
What you should know about avast virus chest is that it is a special repository program for storing suspicious files. In addition, you can also forward these files to Avast Threat Lab for analysis. The files that are stored there are restricted from any interaction with the operating system and the data on your PC so that no harmful file can harm your system.
To activate this storage you need to go to the main menu of your Avast antivirus application and find the “Protection” tab on the left side, click on it and select the function “Virus Chest”. After that, the program will be activated in the taskbar and you need to click again on the “virus chest” tab in this list.
Features of the Virus Chest program
Below we will tell you how to enter, delete or restore files from the program.
So to put files in the virus chest you can use two methods:
-Run an antivirus system scan and if an unsafe file is detected, the program itself will move it to the virus chest
-Or manually add a malicious file by opening the Avast Virus Chest program and clicking on the “Add file” button. Then you can find the files you need in Windows Explorer, click on them and they will be immediately moved into the program
To restore files from Avast Virus Chest:
This is quite a risky activity because it can infect your system with a virus, but sometimes it is necessary if you accidentally put a healthy, needed file in the virus repository. To retrieve it from there, simply click on the desired file in the virus chest list and you will see the three dots icon. Click on that icon and then click “restore” and then click “Close” when the process is complete.
And to prevent this from happening again in the future, the file can be whitelisted by the program. To do this, instead of clicking on the three dots icon, click on the function next to it called “Restore and Add Exception”. After this, the file will no longer be subject to antivirus checks and you will not be able to add it to the virus repository.
If you would like to whitelist other programs, go to the Avast menu, click on Settings, then go to General, and then to Exclusions.
To remove files from Avast Virus Chest you just need to select a certain file from the list with your mouse and click “delete”.