How to exclude programs, and mail servers from Avast antivirus in Mac?

Generally, it is not recommended to exclude any file or folders or other programs from scanning as your computer is always are on a vulnerable side. However, your system’s speed will increase and scanning will take less time.  If any problem arises and you are not able to exclude the files then try to uninstall Avast.

Check out the steps to exclude files from scanning:

1. To eliminate files and folders from scanning:

  1.  Go to the Avast icon and double-click
  2. Hit “Preferences” and then “Shields”
  3. Now, click “Settings”
  4. Choose the plus (+) icon and choose the file or directory which you want to exclude from File Shield
  5. Hit “Choose” in the bottom of right-hand side corner

Note:  If prompted fill your administrator details and choose to install helper

  • Hit “Done”

Note: You can also remove the files or items from the “Excluded Path” by going the directory or file path in the list and clicking minus (-) icon

2.To eliminate Mail Server from scanning:

  1.  Go to the Avast icon and double-click on
  2. Hit “Preferences” and then “Shields”
  3. Click, “Settings” in the “Mail Shield” part
  4. Choose the plus (+) icon and fill your administrator credentials, if prompted
  5. Now enter the “Mail Server” and choose the option from the dropdown in the Service type
  6. Hit “Done”

Note: You can also remove the item from “Excluded Path” by selecting the server in the list and clicking the minus (-) icon

3.To eliminate Websites from scanning:

  1. Go to the Avast icon and double-click on
  2. Hit “Preferences” and then “Shields”
  3. In the “Settings” section, select the “Web Shield”  and then “Settings”
  4. Hit the plus (+) icon and fill your administrator credentials, if prompted
  5. Now enter the “ Web Server” and choose the option from the dropdown in the Service type
  6. Hit “Done”

Note: You can also remove the website from “Excluded Servers” by selecting the server in the list and clicking the minus (-) icon

For more information on how to exclude the file from File Shield or want assistant on how to uninstall Avast, you can call the customer care number, they will happy to help you.

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