How to set Antivirus Exclusions for Avast Business Antivirus on PC Running Windows 10

  1. Locate the icon for Avast Business Antivirus in the bottom right hand of the screen. Right click and select ‘Avast shields control > Disable permanently’. The AV will be turned on again once we have installed the software and set exclusions.

  1. Go to the web console and log in with your account info.
  1. Run the installer, which can be downloaded after logging into your account. At the end of the install, you will be asked if you want to reboot your computer. DO NOT reboot the computer right away.
  1. In the bottom right corner of the screen, right click the Avast icon and click ‘Open Avast user interface’. In the bottom left corner of the Avast interface is a small gear labeled ‘Settings’, click on it to access the anti-virus settings.

  1. On the left-hand side of the screen should be some tabs, select ‘General’ and scroll down to a drop down option labeled ‘Exclusions’. Click on the drop down and click on the button labeled ‘Add’. This will lead you to a search bar with the buttons ‘Delete’ and ‘browse’. Click on ‘browse’ and find the installation folder path, which can be found in the dashboard under Settings > Account Information > Paths to Exclude for Anti-virus software, or via the popup window after selecting to download the installer file. Important Note: The path excluded in this example will be different then the path you must exclude for your account as this folder is randomized. Please use the path located in your account. Click on the small box next to this directory to add this folder to the exclusions. Click ‘OK’ and close the program. You may now reboot your computer.