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Avast Add Exception

Does your Avast antivirus software continuously block programs on your computer? If you encounter the issue, you can use the Avast Add Exception feature to unblock them. This post from MiniTool provides a detailed guide for you.

What Is Exception List on Avast

To unblock sites blocked by Avast antivirus software, you can add them to Avast Exceptions/whitelist. The Avast Exception list is a list that can help you add programs or websites that you think are trustworthy but Avast displays false positives.

You can enter file paths, URLs, and specific applications into this list, and use Avast to exclude it from being scanned. Then, I will introduce how to use the Avast Add Exception feature.

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How to Add an Exception to Avast

For Files and Folders

If Avast blocks any files and folders, you can except it from the blacklist to access it. Here is how to add exclusions to Avast for files and folders.

Step 1: Open Avast on your computer and go to the Avast dashboard.

Step 2: Then click Menu and click the Settings tab. Click the Exceptions tab under the General tab.

Step 3:  Here you would need to provide the path of the file or folder add to Avast whitelist.

Step 4: This will now allow programs or websites on your PC. It will prevent it from scanning in Avast.

For URL

If Avast blocks any website, you can except it from the blacklist to access it. To except URLs from Avast protection, you need to do the following steps.

Step 1: Open Avast on your computer and go to the Avast dashboard.

Step 2: Then click Menu and click the Settings tab. Click the Exceptions tab under the General tab.

Step 3: Under this tab, click ADD EXCEPTION and a new window will pop up. Then you can type the URL that you want to add in it.

type the URL that you want to add in it

Step 4: Click ADD EXCEPTION to save the URL.

Then you should go back to your browser and try to access the URL to check if the issue has been fixed or not.

For Program/Software

This method is used when you wanted to exclude a program from Avast. You will also be able to whitelist a shield be it a web shield or mail shield, file shield, and games completely. The following are the detailed instructions.

Step 1: Go to the Dashboard of Avast antivirus and click the Settings option.

Step 2: In the settings, look for Active Protection and click it.

Step 3: Now, select the shield name (web, game, file, mail) that you want to add in the exception list and click the Customize link.

Step 4: Now, find the menu in exclusions and add those which you want to ignore by the shield.

Step 5: You can also specify when you want to apply these exclusions.

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Final Words

How to use the Avast Add Exception feature? After reading this post, you know how to add an exception to Avast for files, folders, URLs, and programs. Just choose one and do it based on your needs.

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