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Nick FNick F 

How to prevent AVG scanning newly compiled exe files

I just upgraded AVG free to version 1.171.3.211. 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?

Kind regards,
Nick
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Gunaseelan GurusamyGunaseelan Gurusamy (Avast)
Hello Nick,
We regret to hear about the inconvenience caused. You can add the Folder to exceptions list in AVG Anti-Virus free to fix this, please click on the link to show how to add exceptions : http://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-make-exclusions-from-all-scans-and-shields
Please, feel free to let us know if you require any further assistance. Thank you.

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Gunaseelan GurusamyGunaseelan Gurusamy (Avast)
Hello Nick,
We regret to hear about the inconvenience caused. You can add the Folder to exceptions list in AVG Anti-Virus free to fix this, please click on the link to show how to add exceptions : http://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-make-exclusions-from-all-scans-and-shields
Please, feel free to let us know if you require any further assistance. Thank you.
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Nick FNick F
Hi Gunaseelan,

I was able to add the folder to the exception list.

Thanks,
Nick
Nick FNick F
Hi Gunaseelan,

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. 
Bhuvaneswari VairavanBhuvaneswari Vairavan (Avast)
Hello Nick,
We understand your concern. Could you please send the screenshot of AVG Interface to check it and assist further? Please click on the following link http://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-create-a-screenshot to send the screen shot.
Thank you.
Nick FNick F
Hi Bhuvanesari,

There is no need for a screenshot, since I already solved the problem (based on the answer from Gunaseelan). My later comment was just a suggestion.

Thanks,
Nick
jim Papasjim Papas
But I do not want to exclude the whole directory because I can be in danger.
I just want to exclude the new executable that the compiler performs.
Is this possible ?
jim Papasjim Papas
Gunaseelan Gurusamy,
I do not want to exclude the whole directory because I can be in danger.
I just want to exclude the new executable that the compiler performs.
Is this possible ?
BalasubramanianBalasubramanian (Avast) 
Hello Jim,

You can exclude a file or folder from AVG's exceptions as mentioned in the following articles: http://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-exclude-file-folder-or-website-from-AVG-scanning and http://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-make-exclusions-from-all-scans-and-shields .
Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.
jim Papasjim Papas
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
Ranjani BakthavachalamRanjani Bakthavachalam (Avast)
Jim, 
​We will check with it internally and get back to you soon. Your patience is much appreciated. 
Ranjani BakthavachalamRanjani Bakthavachalam (Avast)
Thanks for waiting, Jim. 

Unfortunately, we do not have such an option, the only possibility is you have to make exceptions for directories.
jim Papasjim Papas
thanks Ranjani
Ricardo MarquesRicardo Marques
Dear AVG team,

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. 

Thank you!

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.
Vishnu VardanVishnu Vardan (Avast)
Hi Ricardo,

We will certainly check this for you.

Please let us know the name of the AVG program that you are running on your end.

Do you have the business version or the consumer version of the program?

If you have the business version installed, please use this link (http://www.avg.com/us-en/customer-support-business) to get in touch with our business support team.

Thanks,
Vishnu Vardan
Alan BinchAlan Binch
@ Ricardo Marques
Ricardo, Also general topic info.. "Business products" support.. For assistance have a look @ this AVG webpage (https://support.avg.com/business_contact_form?l=en_US). Please be informed that this Community forum basically deals with 'home' version of AVG products. Furthermore the "Business products" area has now been removed from the 'Community topics' list @ the top LHS of this page. Finally please be informed that the support for "Business products" is not now available within this Community.
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