Avast is among the most popular antivirus programs in the market. It guards users from dangers and allows him to surf the web safely. It also provides a wide range of other security options such as blocking malicious downloads, unsafe downloads and spam mail. It can also stop hackers from gaining access to a device or taking personal files. The company offers various subscription options based on a user’s preferences and needs. However, occasionally Avast might interpret certain applications or websites as harmful and block them. Users may receive a pop-up notification saying that “avast is blocking websites” or something similar. In these instances it’s best to temporarily disable Avast protection. Here are some easy methods to accomplish that.
Method 1: Repair the installation program
In most instances, this problem occurs because of a corrupted installation file. To resolve the issue, run a complete system scan. After the diagnostic is completed the user has to go to the avast website and select ‘Settings’. Here, the user must locate the ‘Exceptions’ option and click it. The user then needs to enter the URL of the website Avast is blocking. After the user has completed this, they must click on the ‘Add Exception’ button and then save it.
During this process, the user needs to make sure that they have backups of all their data. This way, they can retrieve all important files after the issue has been fixed. It is important to remember that these methods aren’t as secure as removing your antivirus completely. If any of the methods above fail to work, Avast support should be contacted immediately.