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Can I exclude files or processes from scanning?

To set exceptions in Avira software, open the antivirus product via the Avira icon in the taskbar and go to Extras → Configuration

For the Avira Antivirus versions 12 and 13, you have to enable additionally the feature Expert Mode in order to accomplish the configuration.

Since the exceptions for the “System Scanner” and “Real-Time Protection” must be configured separately, please select the corresponding module in the left panel.

System Scanner:
System Scanner → Scan → Exception

Real-Time Protection:
Real-Time Protection → Scan → Exception

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 additional processes may be excluded from the scan.

  • Affected products
  • Avira Professional Security
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013
  • Avira Antivirus Pro
  • Avira Internet Security
  • Avira Internet Security Suite
  • Avira Family Protection Suite
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite


I try to exclude files from the "Real time protection" and "System scanner" but Avira continues detecting excluded files.

I have indicated the fichero.exe exclusions in Real-Time Protection and System Scanner in the standard configuration, I have also added the full path to the file in the processes to exclude from Real-Time Protection.
However I can not run the program because Avisa continues to detect the files as threats.
I have installed Avira Professional Security copyrigth 2015 v.

I'm using the free Mac version. I edited /Applications/
and added:
ExcludePattern ^/Volumes/home/allan/Library/Mail/V3/*/\[Gmail\]\.mbox/Spam\.mbox/
then rebooted.
Items in this folder (in subfolder in this folder) are still getting flagged. Please help. What is wrong with this pattern?

Also, putting the config files in the application bundle is insane and downright stupid. Config files should go into /Library/Application Support/Avira. If a users replaces the application, all the config customization will be lost.

At any rate, please help with the pattern and please consider a feature request to move the config files to proper location on a Mac.

Hi There, sorry for my English.
I bought from Green Tree Application, a version of YTD Video Downoader on april 2016; there was no problem since the new version of Avira ( was released, 'cause it detect ane remove YTD, the setup launcher and the license file as "suspect files" even though I set the folder YTD and the .exe files of the program to be excluded from scanning. In fact I have to reinstall the program every time i want to use it, hopin' that avira doesn't start and delete it.
Can you please help me?
P.S. my OS is Win 7 32 bit
Thank You
Flavio Ciociano

S'il vous plait, répondez-moi en français. Je ne sais pas comment vous joindre.
Or le tableau d'AVIRA me dit que le scanner n'a pas eu lieu depuis 2 mois.
Mon ordinateur est très ralenti , j'ai l'impression qu'il y a une anomalie
Mon e-mail=
Merci de votre aide
Claudine Edelmann

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