Is your Avast Antivirus producing false positive reports? Are you unable to browse files and websites that are safe? Are you looking for ways to add files, folders, URLs, sites to an exclusion list? If yes, then you are in the right place.

Avast Antivirus software is probably the best antivirus software out there, but the application can be quite annoying when it starts affecting files and folders. Adding exceptions can surely be fruitful when the software is deleting and blocking essential programs that aren’t a threat to your system. you can also block pop-up & avast notification if you choose to ignore the message.

So, In this article, we are going to provide you information on How to add Avast exceptions.

[NOTE]- Before you start adding applications and URLs to an exclusive list, make sure that they are threat free and do not possess any malware or virus that can risk your system’s security.

Methods to Add Avast Exceptions

Add files/folders/programs to the Exclusion list.

avast general settings

This particular exclusion list prevents scanning files and folders from Avast.

Here’s a quick guide to set up the exclusion list:

  • Open Avast Antivirus and click on Settings.
  • Now click on the General tab.
  • Below the general tab, you will see an option named Exclusion.
  • Click on it.
  • Now you need to provide the path of the file or folder.
  • Add to the Avast whitelist.
avast add exception

This method will prevent Avast from scanning the files and folders. Now, to add URLs and websites, follow the next approach. we have a full Guide on how to add websites to avast url blacklist.

Add URLs and Websites to stop their scanning

This Avast exclusion list is to allow URLs/Websites and prevent then from Avast False positive.

Following is the step by step procedure to whitelist a URL/Website.

  • Open Avast Antivirus and click on Settings.
  • Now click on the General tab.
  • Below the general tab, you will see an option named Exclusion.
  • Click on it.
  • In the URLs tab, provide the specific URL or website for which you need the allowance.
  • Confirm by clicking on the OK button.
  • Now the URL/website is added to the Avast whitelist.
add url to avast exception

Check whether the Avast antivirus is permitting you to visit the specific URL/Website.

Exclude Specific Shield From Avast

The mentioned method is to exclude and add specific shields from Avast. To do so, follow the given below steps:-

avast active protection
  • Open the Avast Antivirus application.
  • Go to the dashboard.
  • Click on Settings and look for Active protection.
  • Click on it.
  • Now, choose the shield name which you want to add to Avast whitelist.
  • Click on the customize link.
  • Now, click on Exclusions.
  • Search the menu and add those which you want to ignore by the shield.
  • Specify when you want to add the exclusions. For example When reading, writing.

As you complete the process, the specific shield will be applied and will not interfere with those menus, which you wanted to overlook.

Add Computta to the exception list

Avast has been mentioning Computta as “ infected with phishing content” which is 100% not true. To add Computta to the exception list, follow the steps given below:-

  • Open Avast Antivirus and Click on Protection.
  • Click on Core shields and then on the Setting icon.
  • Now Click on Exceptions.
  • Click on the add exceptions option and type in the url:
  • Then Click on Add Exception

this is How you add any website to exception List.

This method will add Computta to the exception list. To be sure you can add various links of Computta so that no blockage can arise shortly.

[NOTE] – Restart your PC when you have completed following the steps. Restarting is beneficial to organize all the changes you made and clear out all the exclusions.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q.1. How to find the Avast icon in the Windows system tray?

A.1. Following are the steps to find the Avast icon in the Windows system tray:

  • Go to the Avast Shield Control.
  • Disable the application for 10 minutes.
  • Go back to the Avast shield Control.
  • Select Enable all Shields.
  • Now, Avast will not be detecting files/folders in the Exclusion.
  • Restart your PC

The process will allow you to relocate the Avast icon in the Windows system tray.

Q.2. How to Repost a false positive Detection to Avast?

A.2. Whenever you detect any report that is false positive, you need to click on the “report the file as a false positive” in the pop up displayed. After doing so, you need to fill up a form and provide a link from the VirusTotal scan. Now you can submit the form and wait for Help Support to reply. you can always add websites to avast whilst to avoid blocking.

Q.3. Why do you need to add exceptions to Avast?

A.3. If you have a viral report on the website that you know is not a threat to your system, you need to add exceptions to Avast. To prevent false reports and ease browsing the websites and URL, adding exceptions is beneficial.

The Conclusion

So there you have it, the steps to add exceptions on Avast. Avast Antivirus is indeed the best, but it can create a bit of nuisance for once in a while. But, solving the nuisance will hardly take you any time, and if you come across any problem, then do let us know in the comment section. We’d be happy to help you!

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