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Setup Tutorials

How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus

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

  1. Open Kaspersky Antivirus and click on the “Settings” icon (1).

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

  2. Click on “Additional” (2) then click on “Threats and Exclusions” (3).

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

  3. Click on “Manage exclusions” (4).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 3

  4. Click on the “Add” button (5).

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

  5. Click on the “Browse…” button and navigate to the folder where the CactusVPN app is installed (6) and click on “Select” (7).

    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 Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 5

  6. Click on the “Add” button (8) in order to add CactusVPN to excluded list of folders.

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 6

  7. Go to “Settings” > “Protection” > “Web Anti-Virus” (9).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 7

  8. Click on “Advanced Settings” (10).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 8

  9. Click on “Configure trusted URLs” (11).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 9

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

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

    How to exclude files from scanning in Kaspersky Antivirus: Step 10

  11. Close the Kaspersky Antivirus and restart your device.

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