How to add an exception in avast?
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Avast (Avast) - is a fairly popular anti-virus system that allows you to implement a comprehensive protection of your PC from malware, but often it perceives uninfected files and programs as dangerous and does not give access to them. Of course, this can considerably spoil the mood of the user, but a solution to the problem exists - the file or program can be added to the list of "inviolable" exceptions. This article will tell you how to add an exception in Avast.
- Open the Avast program and go to the "Security" section.
- In the "Security" section, we find the "Anti-Virus" menu and select the "File system screen" item, go to it and click the "Settings" button.
- In the opened window select the item "Exceptions".
- You will see a window with a list of all folders on your PC.
- Select the folder of interest and set an exception.
- If you want to set an exception for the whole folder,you only need to tick the box,if you want to extend the exception only to some files - select the folder in which they are stored - at the moment of the selection, the "Delete" and "Browse" buttons will appear opposite the folder. Using the "Browse" button, find the file / files you need and set an exception.
- Save the settings. That's all the work!
In front of each folder in the "Exceptions" section, you will see three R windows - read, W - write, X - execution, in which you can check the boxes and set a certain type of exception. For example, you can allow the file to be read, but disallow writing.
To set an exception, the above scheme is quite enough, however, the exception can be fixed as follows:
- Go to the menu "Antivirus", select the item "Screen behavior."
- Click the "Settings" button.
- We select the section "Reliable processes" and in the appeared window specify the path to the programs and files that you added to the exceptions.
- Save the settings.