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Offline Nihojep

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Virus scan log files
« on: February 22, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »
During the whole spectacle of false positives this morning I accidently deleted 500 or so files from my virus scan instead of just pushing to chest.

I have now found a Data Recovery Tool, but cant see dates or time. I am wondering then, if its possible to get a virus scan log file from my program containing the file names that Avast flagged as malware? Then I would be able to cross check file names on the Data Recovery Tool.

The scan doesnt show up in the "Reports" -> "Virus Scan Reports" tab. It only shows 3 interrupted scans that I did after the actual Full System Scan, where I deleted files.
I was trying to see, if there was still "viruses", while reading up on the forums.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 03:40:43 PM by Nihojep »

Offline Nihojep

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Re: Virus scan log files
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 04:31:53 PM »
Any Avast savvy people with suggestions?

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Re: Virus scan log files
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 08:20:28 PM »
Open the avast log file(s) in a text editor.

Offline dewluca

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Re: Virus scan log files
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 09:40:39 PM »
Where are the virus scan log files located on a mac?  I've looked everywhere, but can't find them.
Nothing in either of the /Library/Application Support/Avast folders (system and user).
Thanks.

Offline lukas.hasik

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Re: Virus scan log files
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 11:40:14 AM »
imo, the location won't help you as the scan log files are in a proprietary format == you wan't be able to read it.
Quality is also a feature.