File exceptions can be defined for both System Scanner and Real-Time Protection. A special feature of Real-Time Protection is that processes may be excluded from the scan as well.
- Click the Avira icon in the system tray to open the Avira user interface.
- Click Security in the left menu.
- Click the module Protection options.
- Click the settings icon of the System protection.
As exceptions have to be configured separately for the System Scanner and Real-Time Protection, please select the corresponding module in the left panel:
- System Scanner
PC Protection → System Scanner → Scan → Exception
- Real-Time Protection
PC Protection→ Real-Time Protection → Scan → Exception
Add files to be omitted for both System Scanner and the Real-Time Protection in the configuration window. For Real-Time Protection, you may also specify processes to be omitted from scanning.
Example of a correct exception: