I have two questions:
- If Avast quarantined a file, then was uninstalled, is there a way to restore a quarantined file?
- Are the quarantined files renamed, and is there a pattern, so as to have something exact to search with recovery software?
here's what happened:
My clients have installed Avast Free version two days ago. When they started an MSAccess .mde file, Avast said it's a potential thread, and according to them quarantined it. They panicked, and instead of calling and asking, uninstalled Avast.
Now their shortcut to the file leads to an Office configuration file, Access.pip. The worst is, their folder with the Access program is missing. Strange is, not only the front-end .mde is missing (which would not be a problem), but also the back-end .mdb with all the data. I've tried several recovery soft's with no luck, though i've found other "normally" deleted .mdb's.
I'd appreciate any help, no matter how small the chance is...