How do I setup Exceptions for Files, Folders and Processes?

Exceptions for the antivirus scanner can be set in the configuration of the Avira Control Center. To open the configuration follow the following steps:

  1. Click the Avira Icon in your system tray.
  2. Search for your Antivirus and click Open.
  3. Click the Setting icon settings_icon in the lower left-hand corner of your Antivirus window.

As exceptions have to be configured separately for Processes and Files and Folders, please select the corresponding module in the left panel:

PC Protection →  Exception

Files and Folders
PC Protection→  Exception

Make sure at exceptions to folders that the directory names have to be completed with a backslash\.

Example of a correct exception:


Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, June 20, 2011
  • Last updated: Thursday, February 14, 2019
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