Computers play a major role in people's lives. Users rely on PCs to work, learn, and entertain themselves. The information generated by those activities plays a crucial part in a person's life and it has become a virtual property. On the other hand, there are malicious people who benefit from infecting the computers and getting access to digital data. They either hijack the files in the computer or just destroy the files for fun.
Avast's Virus Chest or Quarantine is an isolated location where you can have those malicious files saved. The files that are stored cannot be accessed and the malicious codes that are carried cannot infect your computer at any cost.
Quarantine is a place in Avast antivirus that will store all the potentially harmful files and isolates them from the rest of the programs in the operating system. The programs and files that are quarantined cannot be run by external applications, processes, or viruses.
If you wish to access the Quarantine area in Avast, there are two methods to do it.
You have accessed the Quarantine area in Avast.
When Avast comes to a breaking point of not being able to fix the virus-affected files, those files will automatically be moved to the quarantine area. However, there is a manual way to transfer files to Quarantine.
Proceed with caution if you wish to have the virus-infected files out in the open on your computer. Restoring a file from quarantine poses a high-security risk to your computer.
Ensure that you have Avast antivirus open on your Windows computer.
If you wish to be more secure about the malicious and virus-infected files, you can send them to Avast Threat Labs for further analysis. There are potentially malware-infected files and then there are files that give a false positive to stay in quarantine. If you wish to submit the files to Avast Threat Labs, here are the steps.
If you wish to delete the files from quarantine, the steps are easy. But make a note; you cannot restore the files once the action is complete.
You need to know that the maximum size you can avail in quarantine is 5120 MB (5GB approx). If you wish to manage files from quarantine, here's how you do it!
Open Avast on your computer.