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Setup Tutorials

How to add exclusions (exceptions) in Bitdefender Antivirus

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to add exclusions (exceptions) in Bitdefender Antivirus.

  1. Open the Bitdefender Antivirus.

  2. Go to “Protection” (1) and click on “View Features” (2).

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 1

  3. Click on “Application Access” (3) from the “Safe Files” box.

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 2

  4. In the “Application Access” window click on “Add a new application to the list” (4).

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 3

  5. Select the CactusVPN app executable file (5) and click “OK” (6).

    On Windows computers, by default it should be here:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\CactusVPN\”.

    On Mac computer, by default it should be here:
    “/Applications/CactusVPN.app/Contents/MacOS/CactusVPN/”.

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 4

  6. Click “Whitelist” (7) in the “Web Protection” box.

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 5

  7. Type https://api1.cactusdb.net in the “Add URL” field (8) and click “Add” (9).

    Type https://api2.cactusdb.net in the “Add URL” field (8) and click “Add” (9).

    Click on “Save” (10).

    How to add exclusions in Bitdefender Antivirus: Step 6

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