How do I exclude files or processes from scanning?

File exceptions can be defined for both the “System Scanner” and the “Real-Time Protection”. A special feature of the “Real-Time Protection” is that processes may be excluded from the scan as well.

Exclude files or processes

  1. Click the Avira icon in the taskbar to open Avira Connect.
  2. Search for Antivirus and click Open.
  3. Click Extras → Configuration.
  4. Since the exceptions for the “System Scanner” and “Real-Time Protection” must be configured separately, please select the corresponding module in the left panel.

    • System Scanner
      PC Protection → System Scanner → Scan → Exception

    • Real-Time Protection
      PC Protection → Real-Time Protection → Scan → Exception

    Search and add files or processes you want to be skipped by the System Scanner or Real-Time Protection.

  5. Click OK.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Created : Friday, July 27, 2007
  • Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017
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