Potentially harmful files are stored in a safe and completely isolated place called the avast! Virus Chest. This area keeps infected or otherwise suspicious files away from the rest of the operating system so they cannot cause damage to your other files or your computer. When files are in the Virus Chest, they are not accessible to any outside process, software application or virus and also cannot be run there. There is no danger in storing files there.
Accessing the Virus Chest is a bit different in avast! 2014. AVAST Evangelist, Bob G., made a short video showing how to get to it. Watch it now:
Extracting or Deleting files
If you need to copy a file from the Virus Chest to a specific location, right-click on the desired file (or highlighted multiple files) in the contents table on the Virus Chest screen and select ‘Extract…‘ from the menu, then select the location where the file should be saved and click ‘OK’.
Any file in the Virus Chest can be permanently deleted. All you do is right-click on the desired file (or highlighted multiple files) in the contents table on the Virus Chest screen and select ‘Delete’ from the menu. Afterwards, you can check that the deleted file has been removed from the contents table on the Virus Chest screen.
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