How to whitelist folder on Eset?

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

minerstat - Eset

Navigate to Exclusions list by clicking Setup.

minerstat - Eset - Open Setup

A Setup window will open.

minerstat - Eset - Setup

Under Computer protection click the Gear icon next to Real-time file system protection.

minerstat - Eset - Open Real-Time Protection

Click on Edit exclusions to open up Detection exclusions window.

minerstat - Eset - Detection exclusions

Click on [Add] to open window for adding exclusions.

minerstat - Eset - Open Add Exclusions

Click on the button [...] near Path, and select the files, folders, or file types you want to white-list.

minerstat - Eset - Add Exclusions

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\

Click [OK] in the two windows to apply your new configuration.

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