How to whitelist files on McAfee?

Sometimes it happens that McAfee adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the McAfee exclusions list.

Disclaimer In any case, we strongly recommend not to use mining software on your personal computer, since not all mining clients are open-sourced. Minerstat is a professional mining software suite and it includes more than 35 different clients. It is expected to run Windows node on a dedicated Windows mining rig (and not on a personal computer). In case you are having troubles with Windows blocking your mining, we invite you to check our Linux mining OS which will bring you more stability. Minerstat software is controlled completely remotely, so you don't have to know your way around Linux to use it.

First, open McAfee by looking it up in your search bar or in the task bar of your system.

minerstat - McAfee

When you have opened McAfee Control Panel window navigate to Exclusions list by clicking Settings.

minerstat - McAfee - Open Settings

A menu will open.

minerstat - McAfee - Settings

Navigate to Real-Time Scanning.

minerstat - McAfee - Open Real-time scanning

Navigate to Excluded Files, then Click on the button Add file and select the file you want to white-list. Unfortunately, McAfee doesn't provide a way to exclude folders or even multiple files at a time, so you will need to do this manually for each file that might get flagged by McAfee. Typically, these include .dll and .exe files in the minerstat folder, which normally is:

C:\minerstat-windows\
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