Avast Internet Security - Create an exclusion

Ask a question


You can configure Avast to exclude a particular file, folder, or partition, during the scan process:


E.g (test folder named as Kioskea)
  • Open Avast (Double Click on the Avast icon in the system tray )
  • Select the Real-Time Shields tab
  • In the right pane click on the "Expert Settings" button

In the dialog that opens up select the "Exclusions" tab.

In the right pane, (on an empty line) click on the Browse button and select the folder of your choice.

There are several other options that can be activated: that is, in what circumstances the exclusions shall be applied (Read,Write, Excecute...etc)

Finally click on the "Add"" button . (Note that a new line shall then be available for you to add another exclusion)
Jean-François Pillou

CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Learn more about the CCM team