How to whitelist folder on Malwarebytes?

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

minerstat - Malwarebytes

When you have opened Malwarebytes navigate to Exclusions list by clicking Settings through gear icon.

minerstat - Malwarebytes - Open Settings

Settings window will open up.

minerstat - Malwarebytes - Settings

Click on Allow List tab.

minerstat - Malwarebytes - Allow list

To add new exclusion click the [Add] button.

minerstat - Malwarebytes - Allow list - Add

In the pop-up window that opens click on [Allow a file or folder].

minerstat - Malwarebytes - Allow list - Add pop-up

From there, click on the button Select a file or Select a folder and 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:

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