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.
  2. Search for Antivirus and click Open.
  3. Click Extras → Configuration → PC Protection → Real-Time Protection → Exceptions.

    Since the exceptions for the “System Scanner” and “Real-Time Protection” must be configured separately, please select the corresponding module in the left panel. Search and add files or processes you want to be skipped by the Real-Time Protection or System Scanner and Real-Time Protection.

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  4. Click OK to save the configuration.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Created : Friday, July 27, 2007
  • Last updated: Monday, July 24, 2017
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