How to whitelist folder on Avast?

Sometimes it happens that Avast 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 Avast 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 Avast by looking it up in your search bar or in the task bar of your system.

minerstat - Avast

When you have opened Avast navigate to the Exclusions list:

  1. Menu
  2. Settings
  3. General
  4. Exceptions
  5. Add exception

Click on the button Add exception and then Browse to select the files, folders, or input URLs you want to white-list. If you select one folder, the exclusion will apply to all files and subfolders within this folder. In this step, select the minerstat folder, which typically is:

C:\minerstat-windows\

minerstat - Avast - Add Exclusion

Confirm the selection by clicking [Add Exception].

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