I have been getting notes from Avast about malware being blocked.y ask me if a program that is being sneaked onto the computer is to be accepted or
not. I chose the box marked "exclude" for a program I wanted to exclude from getting onto Ruby's laptop, and Avast now tells me that the program
is excluded from the list of programs that Avast will block.
How do I fix this ?
You should be able to view the list of excluded programs and remove it from that list.
I dumped Avast, a while back, coz it wouldn't play properly. If I remember rightly, you can edit the exclusions list. Either open the Avast user interface and go to ‘Settings‘ » ‘General‘ and find the tab ‘EXCLUSIONS‘ and add specific programs to the ‘File paths‘ tab. Or, it may have been the exclusions in the file system shield.
This! and delete
I'm on the laptop with the problem, now, and I don't see how to apply what I've been instructed to do.
Just as Sceptre pictured, I have an opportunity to enter a path to exclude from scanning. So, for example, if I have a folder in the main directory in my hard drive that has some virus or other malware that I want to send to someone, I can exclude Avast from scanning it and complaining about it.
But, my problem is, on a day when a pop-up box warning some site had tried to place an unwanted program on this computer, I accidentally told it not to worry if that program is sent to me and installed. (I think it was a lavasoft program, but I'm not certain.) So, the program will not be from on my computer--I have no way to list where the unwanted program will appear.
I don't actually see a list of all the possible unwanted programs that Avast guards against (you know the kind I mean--unwanted toolbars, unwanted sales offers, etc.), of which I accidentally said, "That one will be OK to accept if it is offered to me).
If someone can guide me, as to how to find the one I accidentally gave a pass to, it would be most helpful.
In the alternative, I am thinking perhaps I want to uninstall Avast! as it now is (with my mistake in it), and then re-install it without the mistake
Have you looked at the AVAST website?
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which is what Sceptre posted. Just delete the thing you blocked. Hold on... Is that arse-about-face? You want to block something that you've allowed? Is that right?
It must be a similar procedure.
/me goes to do some research...
Maybe you ought to sign-up, here:
Having gone through twenty pages, I found nothing and, reading some of the posts, there, I'm glad I dumped Avast.
You know, a while back, their forum got hacked. They blamed the software provider, quite loudly. But, it turned-out, one of their admins was at fault, coz he used the same password to log on, there, as he did in a lot of other places and his password was hacked, from elsewhere.
Not a good advert for a supposed expert on security...