How do I exclude files or processes from scanning?

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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.

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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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