How to whitelist folder on Sophos?

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

minerstat - Sophos

Then navigate to Exclusions list by clicking Malware Protection. If you haven't logined to your account, the web-browser will open up for you and ask you to login.

minerstat - Sophos - Open Malware Protection

Navigate to Protection tab and then General tab.

minerstat - Sophos - Malware Protection

Exceptions tile can be found in the bottom right corner.

minerstat - Sophos - Exclusions

Under Exceptions enter the path of needed exclusion to select the files or folders 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 Add to confirm.

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