Avast is a popular antivirus program. It guards users from threats and enables him to navigate the internet in a safe manner. It also comes with a array of other security features like blocking malicious downloads, unsafe downloads and spam email. It will stop hackers from stealing data or taking over the device of a user. The company offers a range of subscription options depending on the preferences and needs of the user. However, sometimes Avast might interpret certain websites or applications as harmful and block them. Users may receive an email notification that states “avast is blocking websites” or something similar. In such cases, it is advisable to turn off Avast protection for a short period of time. Here are some simple ways to do it.
Method 1 Repair the installation program
In most cases, this issue occurs because of a corrupted installation file. To fix the issue, conduct a full system diagnostic. After the diagnostic has been completed the user has to visit the website of avast and click on the ‘Settings’ tab. The user will then have to select the ‘Exceptions” option. The user is then required to enter the URL of the website that Avast is blocking. Once the user has entered this information, they will need to click on “Add the exception” and then save it.
During this process, the user should make sure that they have backups of all their data. Once the issue is fixed, they are able to restore all their important data. In addition, it is also advisable to keep in mind that using these methods is not as secure as shutting down the antivirus completely. If any of the methods above fail, Avast support should be immediately contacted.