One feature of the Avast antivirus program is the ability to block potentially dangerous applications and executable files from running. By preventing them from operating, Avast stops them from spreading through your computer or downloading additional dangerous files to your computer. However, there are some programs that Avast incorrectly deems dangerous and blocks from running even though they are completely safe. Fortunately, there is a simple way to tell Avast which programs to exempt from blocking.
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Double-click the "Avast" icon on your desktop or locate and run the Avast executable file on your computer to start Avast.
Navigate to Avast File System Shield
Click "Real-Time Shields" in the column on the left of the Avast interface. From the drop-down menu that appears, select "File-System Shield."
Open Up List of Exclusions
Click "Expert Settings," and then click "Exclusions." This will take you to a list of programs that are exempt from Avast's File-System Shield blocking.
Add Your Games to the List
Click the "Add" button and navigate to the .exe file of the game that Avast is blocking from running. Select the .exe and click "Open." It will now be added to the list of exempt programs and Avast will no longer prevent it from running.
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