How to whitelist folder on Kaspersky?

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

minerstat - Kaspersky

When you have opened Kaspersky Control Panel window navigate to Exclusions list by first clicking Settings in the bottom left corner.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Open settings

Then continue to Threats and exclusions.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Threats and Exclusions

Scroll down to find Manage exclusions.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Manage Exclusions

Click on it and Exclusions setting window will open up.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Exclusions

Click [Add] to add new exclusion.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Exclusions - Add

Click on the button Browse and select the files, folders, or file types you want to white-list.

minerstat - Kaspersky - Exclusions - Add new

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:


In Protection components select All components, select Status: Active and click Add. Then, in the Threats and exclusions settings window press OK and then Save.

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