Knowledgebase: Antivirus Response
Posted by james todd, Last modified by james todd on 20 August 2015 07:43 AM

Add Exception for Specific Avast Antivirus Shield (File System, Mail, or Web)

If you want to add the exception for the specific Avast shield, follow the steps further.

  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to ‘Settings‘ » ‘Active Protection
  2. Select the shield (File System, Mail, or Web) for which you want to add the exception, and click on ‘Customize’ link
  3. Find the menu item ‘Exclusions‘ and add item you want to exclude from scanning by the specific Avast shield. You can also specify when the exclusion applies (for reading, writing, or executing)
  4. Please note that global exclusions are always applied although they aren’t listed in the specific shield. Also please note lot of items are listed there by default


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