How to Add Exceptions to Avast

When your system is protected by Avast, blocking off programs by Avast may be experienced continuously by the user. It can either be a program or website or any hardware connected to your system. According to your Avast Antivirus, your link is unsafe and poses a threat or virus, whereas to you it’s just a little error. These are called False-Positive results. You can stop or get rid of this problem by merely creating an Avast Whitelist.

When an Avast whitelist is created, and you choose the option to go for Avast Exceptions, then you are covering any firewall from that particular product. Avast whitelist is the list that excludes and allows the firewall or antivirus working on your PC to stop, and for you to continue with any operation without any restriction from Avast. Earlier it used to come up with many programs that were blocked by Avast and were categorized into false-positive reports. This way, Avast allowed programs which are on the Avast Whitelist to keep running, even though they pose a threat to your PC. Avast Exceptions, on the other hand, operates or fixes Avast blocked programs by checking whitelist for allowed programs.

You can easily make Avast allow a program through the firewall and prevent any of your favorite programs from getting blocked by Avast. Creating the Avast Exceptions list is easy, and you can create it yourself in a few simple steps.

So keep reading the article below to learn how to stop Avast from blocking your programs.

Before you can commence with how to add Avast Exception, you are advised to make sure that the page, website, or program you are going to allow through avast is threat-free.  Ensure that anything that you are allowing through your firewall is safe for your PC. The names of applications written on Avast Whitelist will no longer be scanned further for any threats or viruses from Avast Antivirus.

There are three types of exclusions in Avast Antivirus 2018 and 2019:

  • Global exclusion list of the folder/file/program/application from being scanned.
  • Global exclusion list of the website/URL from being scanned.
  • Exclusions in the specific shield (File System Shield, Mail Shield, or Web Shield).

To Exclude Specific Folder/File/Program/Application from All Avast Scans:

To add a specific website or URL online, or any domain blocked by Avast Antivirus, but you want to allow that URL run on your system, then you should use the Global Whitelist or Exclusion List.

STEP 1: Open or select the Avast user interface.

STEP 2: Select settings.

STEP 3: Tap on General.

STEP 4:  Find the Exclusion Tap.

STEP 5: Add specific programs to the File paths tab (programs you which to continue running without being blocked by Avast).

STEP 6: Added applications and paths will now be excluded from any Avast scanning or Avast blocking.

To Exclude Specific Website/URL from All Avast Scans:

STEP 1: Open the Avast user interface.

STEP 2: Select settings.

STEP 3: Tap on General.

STEP 4: Locate the tab Exclusions.

STEP 5: Add specific websites or URLs in the URLs tab which you want to be running without being scanned or blocked by Avast.

STEP 6: Carefully note HTTP:// will be added automatically.

STEP 7: So, if you want to remove Google, just type Please take note that you need to differentiate between ‘HTTP://’ and ‘https://.’

How to Add Exceptions to Avast:

If you need Avast Exclusions and want to add an Avast Exception for any Specific Avast Antivirus Shield (Mail Shield, File System Shield, or Web Shield), then follow the steps listed below. Using this, you will no longer worry about how to whitelist a website.

STEP 1: Select the Avast user interface.

STEP 2: Locate settings.

STEP 3: Tap on Active Protection.

STEP 4: Click on the shield (File System, Mail, or Web) for which you want to add the exception.

STEP 5: Tap on Customize link.

STEP 6: Locate the menu item Exclusions.

STEP 7: Specifically add the item you want to exclude from scanning by the specific Avast shield.

STEP 8: You can equally specify when the exclusion applies (for reading, writing, or executing).

When this is completed, you need to restart all the Avast Exclusions, and the process going on. We suggest the best way is by restarting your system. Restarting the system will reorganize all the files and Avast will check for the list. Thus, all the Exclusions will be cleared out, and every problem solved. The next time you seek to use your favorite program, games, websites,  there will be no more blockage by Avast.