How to restore a file that was deleted by NOD32 antivirus in eset quarantine

Recovering files after deletion by Nod32

I have often had it happen that the antivirus deleted the data I wanted. I’m sure this has happened to you too. What should I do in this situation? Where is the quarantine in eset smart security 11 and is it possible to save important information? In this article, I will tell you how to recover a file that was deleted by NOD32 antivirus. To be honest, it is with this protection software that the most problems arise.

Some kind of NOD is suspicious. Even when selecting the minimum degree of response to threats, this software can delete safe data. Why this happens – only the developers of the program know.

What to do if files are placed in the “isolator”?

When a threat is detected, antivirus puts the potential threat into “quarantine”. From then on, the data in this folder becomes safe for the system. But sometimes a false alarm goes off and you need to restore the blocked files.

  • Open the Quarantine window and right-click on the desired item in the list.
NOD32 Quarantine window
  • Choose “Restore” to return the deleted items to their former location. But there is an option to save to a new location by selecting the “Restore to…” option.

If you are sure that the file in the isolator is actually a threat, you should delete it permanently. Here’s how to do it right:

  • First, disable system restore on all media. This is done through the appropriate section of the “Control Panel”.
  • Now open NOD32 and run a full (deep) scan.
  • Wait until the scan finishes, then go to “Quarantine” using the “Tools” tab (Utilities).
  • Invoke the context menu on the suspicious element, having previously read the reason for removal (it is specified in the corresponding column). Select “Delete…” and then make sure to restart the system to permanently remove viruses from your PC.

How to recover deleted files?

If you accidentally “deleted” important information, it will not be so easy to get it back. The fact is that when deleting from quarantine, a special cleaning algorithm is triggered. It leaves almost no traces and no clues for subsequent recovery.

But there are several third-party applications that can help solve the problem. My preference in such cases is to use the comprehensive utilities Hetman or Remo Recover. I suggest you consider the latter option. It is simpler and quite effective.

  • First, you need to download and install the program to a removable media (flash drive). Why can not do as usual? The point is that the software should not be located on the disk being scanned. Otherwise the results will be unsatisfactory.
  • Click the “Recover files” button:
Selecting recovery mode in Remo Recover
  • The Recovery Wizard will open. You need to select “Recover Deleted Files”:
Remo Recover: Recover deleted files

I should note right away that the interface may be different. It all depends on the software version. Where this or that element is located, you will have to find out for yourself. But I am sure that the designations of the options should remain the same.

  • Specify the disk to be scanned and click on the right arrow:
Window to choose a partition to scan Remo Recover
  • The scanning process will start. This may take quite some time. The larger the scan area, the longer it will take.
  • As a result, you will see a list of deleted files, which you can check and “resurrect”.
Remo scan result window
  • It is better to save the search results just in case. This will speed up the recovery procedure next time.
Window for saving the list of found results Remo

If this instruction didn’t help you, try another program – Hetman Recovery. That’s all! I hope my post was at least a bit useful. If you have any questions, post them in the comments.

03.06.2016 9:12 3657

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