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Setup Tutorials

How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

  1. Open ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

  2. Go to “Setup” (1) and click on “Advanced Setup” (2).

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 1

  3. Click on “Detection Engine” (3) and on “Edit” (4) from “Exclusions” > “Files and folder to be excluded from scanning” and then click the “Add…” button.

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 2

  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 ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 3

    Click “OK” and then “Save”.

  5. From the “Advanced Setup” menu, click on “Web access protection” (7) from “WEB AND EMAIL” and click on “Edit” (8) at the right of “Address list” below “URL ADDRESS MANAGEMENT”.

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 4

  6. Click on the “List of allowed addresses” row (9) and click on the “Edit” button (10).

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 5

  7. In the opened window click on “Add” (11).

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 6

  8. Type https://api1.cactusdb.net in the “Add mask” field (12) and click “OK” (13).

    Repeat the same procedure to add https://api2.cactusdb.net also.

    How to exclude files from scanning in ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Step 7

  9. Click “OK” 3 times in a row and then restart your computer.

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