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Setup Tutorials

How to exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus.

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and go to Menu -> Settings (1).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus: Step 1

  2. Click on the “Exclusions” panel (2).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus: Step 2

  3. Select the “File paths” tab (3).

    Click on the “Browse…” button (4), select the folder where the CactusVPN app is installed (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 exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus: Step 3

    The selected folder will be excluded from future scans.

  4. Click on the “Urls” tab (7).

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

    Type https://api2.cactusdb.net in the same field and click “Add”.

    How to exclude files from scanning in Avast Antivirus: Step 4

  5. Click “OK”.

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