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How to exclude folder from AVG test

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To exclude some folder from one AVG test or from a test schedule, please proceed as follows:

  • To edit excludes in one test:
    • Open the AVG program by double-click on AVG icon on your desktop or in the tray notification area.
    • Click on Scan options -> Scan specific files or folders.
  • To edit excludes in test schedule:
    • Open the AVG program by double-click on AVG icon on your desktop or in the tray notification area.
    • Click on Scan options-> select Manage Scheduled scan -> button Edit scan schedule.
    • Switch to tab What to scan -> select Scan specific files or folders.
  • Tick all drives you wish to be scanned.
  • To exclude e.g. folder "C:\Program Files", please expand drive C:\ (using the + button, or by double-click on its icon) and un-tick the folder "Program Files".
  • Alternatively, you can leave all drives and folders selected and add into the text box above the selection tree:
    • ![path];
      e.g. !C:\Program Files; will disable scanning of the Program Files folder.
  • In case you wish to disable recursion in some folders (so that the contents of that folder are scanned, but not subfolders), please type the following:
    • -[path];
      e.g. -C:\Windows\System32; will scan all files in the System32 folder, but not its subfolders. All other folders in C:\Windows will be scanned completely.


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