How to prevent AVG scanning newly compiled exe files
I just upgraded AVG free to version 18.104.22.168. I do programming almost daily and sometimes I recompile the code tens or hundreds of times per day. With the latest version of AVG, every time I make minor changes in the code and recompile the program, the AVG starts scanning the executable and it informs me it will take up to 15 seconds to finish it. This is not acceptable for me, as it would slow down the development to a crawl. All my programs are located in a particular folder (C:\MyCode). Is there a way to tell AVG not to be concerned with any of the code from that folder (unless I decide to scan the entire folder)? What other options do I have, apart for disabling the antivirus?
I tried to understand why I could not initially find the Settings menu (I was expecting AVG would have some sort of settings or configurable options). I got confused about the main menu of AVG Zen, which only shows Device Settings. It turns out I had to press on the Antivirus Free icon and only then a new window appears with its own menu. Coincidentally, the second window appears exactly on top of the first window and I have not noticed that is not the same window, but a different one. To make it more intuitive, under the menu of the main window, I would include "Antivirus Free Settings", "PC Tuneup Settings", etc.
Hi Balasubramanian I know this option, but dosn't meet my need. I'm a programmer (Delphi) and i recompile many times at every day some applications in different directories (every application has its own directory with its files). To avoid scanning I have to exclude all thes directories that is not secure. The tool that generates every new executable is just one. The Delphi compiler who invokes the newly created executable. Is there a way to tell to AVG not check the compiler and all its spawned applications ? thanks
I've got the same problem when I run executables compiled by Microsoft Visual Studio. It occurs even in Debbuging Mode, where, theoretically, my exe is called by Visual Studio itself, which is a trusted software.
My question therefore is: Do you think AVG will stop scanning my executable if I digitally sign it before running it (using probably a self-signed digital certificate)? Please don't answer "it worth your try". I am asking this exactly to do not waste my time creating a digital signing infrastructure for nothing.
PS: My development team has several developers and we build 3 programs in a lot of different flavors (for different platforms, configurations and custumer requisites), each one having its own path and file name. So, the suggestted solution is clearly impractical. We are using AVG for enterprises by the way.
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