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Excluding folder or file from AVG 2012 scanning

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To exclude a folder/file from Resident Shield scanning, please proceed as follows:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the Anti-Virus component.
  3. Click the Manage exceptions button.
  4. In the newly opened dialog, please click either the Add Path or the Add File button to add the needed exception.
  5. Click OK to confirm the changes.

If you need to exclude a certain Potentially unwanted program from any detection (for example if you are using an Ad-sponsored program or utility, which could be dangerous, but could also be used with your knowledge), proceed as follows:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. On the Tools menu select Advanced Settings.
  3. Navigate to the Potentially Unwanted Programs branch.
  4. Click Add exception to choose the file to be excluded.
  5. Find the file you want to exclude from AVG detection. If you are not sure if the file location is static, click Any location - do not use full path.
  6. Add the file, then click OK.


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