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Offline macmac

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How do I change Avast so that I can install some software ?
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:56:34 PM »
I need to install a development server (xampps) onto my Windows 7 PC.
But when I try to install xampps it says that it has detected my anti-virus software, which may slowdown or damage the install, and that I should...

'Add exceptions in the firewall: for Apache, MySQL or any other server.
Scan files when executing: If you have enabled the anti-virus scan for all files, the executable files for the servers may slow down.
Scan the traffic for different URLs: If you are developing with XAMPP on your own machine, you can exclude "localhost" traffic in the Anti-virus settings.'


So how do I do this in Avast ??
and in my Windows 7 Firewall ??

Thanks

Offline Para-Noid

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Re: How do I change Avast so that I can install some software ?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 11:11:00 PM »
Do this only if you know it's safe!

GUI>Settings>Antivirus>Exclusions

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