How to whitelist folder on Avira?

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

minerstat - Avira

When you have opened Avira Security window navigate to Exclusions list by clicking on Security tab.

minerstat - Avira - Security

Then navigate to Real-time protection and click the Gear icon next to it.

minerstat - Avira - Real-time protection

Under Files select Use file extension list and click on [File extensions] button.

minerstat - Avira - Real-time protection

Select the files, folders, or file types 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, then OK to confirm the changes.

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