How do I stop Avast from blocking everything?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To stop Avast from blocking everything, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Avast on your computer and go to the Avast dashboard. This is usually accessible by clicking on the Avast icon in your system tray or by searching for Avast in your Start menu.

Step 2: Once you are in the Avast dashboard, click on the Menu button located in the top-right corner of the window. This will open a drop-down menu with various options.

Step 3: From the drop-down menu, click on the Settings tab. This will take you to the settings page where you can customize Avast’s behavior.

Step 4: Under the Settings tab, you will see a list of options on the left-hand side. Look for the section called “General” and click on it to expand the options.

Step 5: Within the General settings, you should see an option called “Exceptions.” Click on it to open the exceptions page.

Step 6: On the exceptions page, you will find a button labeled “Add Exception.” Click on it to add a new exception.

Step 7: A new window will appear where you can enter the URL or the file path of the item you want to exclude from Avast’s scanning and blocking. For example, if you want to exclude a website, enter the complete URL of that website (e.g.,

Step 8: After entering the URL or file path, click on the “Add Exception” button to save the exception.

Step 9: You can add multiple exceptions by repeating steps 7 and 8 for each item you want to exclude.

It’s important to note that adding exceptions to Avast means that those items will no longer be protected by Avast’s antivirus and other security features. Therefore, make sure you only add exceptions for trusted websites or files that you are confident are safe.

By following these steps, you should be able to stop Avast from blocking specific websites or files on your computer. However, it’s always a good idea to exercise caution and ensure that the items you are excluding are safe and free from any potential threats.