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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: danw2 on October 14, 2019, 11:40:14 PM

Title: Avast deleted a file on my USB Drive!
Post by: danw2 on October 14, 2019, 11:40:14 PM
I plugged in a 120MB USB drive to see what was on it. Windows Explorer showed it had a file and then it was immediately deleted by Avast. It is not in the W10 Recycle/Trash and gone from the USB drive now. How can I get it back and why would Avast do that?
Title: Re: Avast deleted a file on my USB Drive!
Post by: Cluster-Lizard2014 on October 15, 2019, 01:02:37 AM
Try Piriform Recuva to get the file back.

Use it to scan the 120GB drive for all file types and hopefully it will still be recoverable. You might need to use the deep scan option if nothing turns up with the default scan.

Also suggest you change the AVAST shield settings from Delete to either Move to Chest or Always Ask. Allowing any program to delete something suspicious as the default action is asking for trouble. AVs do get things wrong.