How to whitelist folder on Norton?

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

minerstat - Norton

When you have opened Norton window navigate to Exclusions list by clicking the dropdown menu on "Device Security".

minerstat - Norton - Open performance

Then navigate to Performance tab.

minerstat - Norton - Performance


Then click on [Settings].

minerstat - Norton - Open settings

Settings will open up following menu.

minerstat - Norton - Settings

To find Exclusion menu, click on Antivirus button.

minerstat - Norton - Open antivirus

Continue from here:

  1. Scans and risks
  2. Exclusions / Low Risks
  3. Items to Exclude from Scans - Configure

Click on the button Add 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:


Press OK, then OK again to confirm selection.

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