How to Recover Files Deleted By Virus
With the development of the internet, the risk of being attacked by viruses also rise. When you click on suspicious links on untrusted sites or open an anonymous email, you are at the risk of being exposed to all kinds of viruses. Some other actions you take that may put your computer or OS in danger include using pirated/cracked software, connecting your portable storage devices to public computers, clicking on the fake download button, disabling your firewall, and so on. Virus attack is not an uncommon occurrence. According to a research, more than half of the computer users have suffered the damage caused by virus and malware and some of them are even constantly harassed by viruses, not being able to find a total solution. One of the most severe consequences of a virus attack is the loss of important data.
Anti-virus software protects your PC from being attacked by Trojan or virus, but it is not perfect. Sometimes, during the course of scanning, the antivirus software may occasionally remove some file folder that it suspects containing malicious or unsafe codes. There are some bad times wherein, in spite taking all precautionary steps files might get deleted. This will cause secondary damage to the original data loss situation. Following we provide some effective solutions for you to recover deleted files from virus attacks, including the files misdeleted by anti-virus software.
Solution 1. Restore files from antivirus software virus chest/virus vault
Normally the antivirus software will not directly remove the suspicious files without consent. The suspicious files will be moved to a “quarantine zone” to prevent any malicious activity. Different antivirus software has slightly different approaches for this function but you often can find the deleted files within the “quarantine zone” and be able to restore them.
For example, in AVG you can open menu Options and select Virus Vault. From there, you can select the files that you wish to restore or permanently delete. If needed, click Details to display more information about the removed infection.
In Avast, you can right-click on the Avast icon and select the option “Open Avast user interface”. Click on the “Maintenance” tab and choose the “Virus Chest” on the left panel. Then you can browse the locked-up malware and restore any mistakenly deleted files by selecting “Extract…”.
Solution 2. Run a Recovery Software to Recover deleted files
Though we can undelete files from anti-virus vaults, the result is very limited: they are only useful in recovering files deleted by anti-virus software, not the files deleted by malware or virus. Taking that into consideration, it is necessary to introduce a more effective way to help users regain their lost files. That is to recover files with H Data Recovery Software – a piece of powerful, secure and easy-to-use data recovery software that has helped tens of thousands of people recover their lost data from various data storage devices.
Step 1. Launch H Data Recovery Software and select “Deleted Your files Accidentally” by clicking it.
Step 2. Select the partition where your files used to be before they get deleted. If you wish to recover files on Desktop or from Recycle Bin, choose partition (C:). Click Next to start the scan process. It only takes few seconds!
Step 3. When scanning is done, you will be able to see all the files that can be recovered. Check the files you wish to recover and click next to start the recovering process. If the scanning process failed to find your lost file, try our new feature “Universal Recovery”. It is a special module that scans deeper and quicker into the storage and locates all deleted files. Click Next to save the recovered files to your local drive or external storage devices. To ensure the best result, it is recommended that you save the recovered files to a different location in order to prevent potential overwriting.