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Using the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen in AVG Internet Security

The Blocked & Allowed apps screen in AVG AntiVirus FREE allows you to manage which applications on your PC are always blocked or always allowed by Ransomware Protection.

If you have AVG Internet Security, you can additionallyn use the Blocked & Allowed apps screen to manage the premium AVG features below:

Refer to the instructions in the sections below to access and then use the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen:

Open Blocked & Allowed apps

  1. Open the AVG user interface and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralBlocked & Allowed apps in the left panel.

The Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen shows your List of blocked apps and your List of allowed apps:

  • Blocked apps: When an application is blocked by an AVG feature, the AVG feature always prevents the application from accessing your system. You are not notified when a blocked application attempts to access your system.
  • Allowed apps: When an application is allowed by an AVG feature, the AVG feature always allows the application to access your system. You are not notified when an allowed application accesses your system.

Refer to the relevant sections below to manage your blocked or allowed apps:

Add a blocked app

If an untrusted application attempts to access your webcam, sensitive documents, protected folders, or stored passwords, you may receive a notification from AVG asking to block or allow the interaction. If you select Block, the application is automatically added to your List of blocked apps. You can also manually add apps to your List of blocked apps:

  1. Open the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen and click + Block App.
  2. Select an application using one of the following methods:
    • Click an application from the pre-defined list.
    • Click Select App Path, select the application's location, then click Open.
  3. Tick the AVG features that will always block this application (all options are ticked by default) and click Add.

The application now appears on your List of blocked apps and is always blocked by the AVG features you specified. You can remove the application from this list at any time. Alternatively, you can change the AVG features that block the application:

  1. Hover your cursor over the relevant application's column, select the icon (three dots) that appears, then select Change Blocked Features.
  2. Ensure the box next to AVG features that you want to block the application are ticked, then click Change.

Remove a blocked app

  1. Open the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen.
  2. Hover your cursor over the relevant application's panel in your List of blocked apps, click the icon (three dots) that appears, then select Remove.

The application no longer appears in your list of blocked apps and is no longer blocked by Sensitive Data Shield, Webcam Protection, Ransomware Protection, or Password Protection. When the removed application attempts to access your system, you may receive a notification asking you to block or allow the interaction.

Add an allowed app

If an untrusted application attempts to access your webcam, sensitive documents, or protected folders, you may receive a notification from AVG asking to block or allow the interaction. If you select Allow, the application is automatically added to your List of allowed apps. You can also manually add apps to your List of allowed apps:

  1. Open the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen and click + Allow App.
  2. Select an application using one of the following methods:
    • Click an application from the pre-defined list.
    • Click Select App Path, select the application's location, then click Open.
  3. Tick the AVG features that will always allow this application (all options are ticked by default) and click Add.

The application now appears on your List of allowed apps and is always allowed by the AVG features you specified. You can remove the application from this list at any time. Alternatively, you can change the AVG features that allow the application:

  1. Hover your cursor over the relevant application panel, select the icon (three dots) that appears, then select Change Allowed Features.
  2. Ensure the box next to AVG features that you want to allow the application are ticked, then click Change.

Remove an allowed app

  1. Open the Blocked & Allowed apps settings screen.
  2. Hover your cursor over the relevant application's panel in your List of allowed apps, click the icon (three dots) that appears, then select Remove.

The application no longer appears in your list of allowed apps and is no longer allowed by Sensitive Data Shield, Webcam Protection, Ransomware Protection, or Password Protection. When the removed application attempts to access your system, you may receive a notification asking you to block or allow the interaction.

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