Can I exclude files or processes from scanning?

To set exceptions in Avira software, open the Avira software Configuration (Extras → Configuration) and activate the Expert mode first.

The exceptions are configured for the System Scanner and Realtime Protection separately, so please select the corresponding module in the left panel:

System Scanner:
System Scanner → Scan → Exception

Realtime Protection:
Realtime Protection → Scan → Exception

Then you can add files to be omitted for both System Scanner and Realtime Protection in the configuration window.
For Realtime Protection you may also specify processes to be omitted from scanning.

Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Professional Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Family Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Created : Friday, July 27, 2007
  • Last updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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