How to whitelist folder on AVG?

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

minerstat - AVG

When you have opened AVG navigate to Exclusions list by clicking the Menu.

minerstat - AVG - Open menu

From menu select Settings and navigate to General and then Exceptions. Click on [Add exception] to open window for adding exceptions.

minerstat - AVG - Add exception

Click on the button [Browse] and select the files, or folders 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:


Click [Add Exception] to confirm your selection.

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