1. Open Avast
This will be the main screen you are presented within Avast, and is your base of virus-fighting operations.
2. Navigate to Settings
You’ll want to click on "Menu" located on the upper right corner and click on the settings tab from the dropdown list.
3. Click Exceptions
You’ll want to navigate to the Exceptions tab and click on "Add Exception", as pictured below.
4. Adding Salad as an exception
A dialogue box will appear once you have clicked ‘Add Exception’. In that dialogue box you’ll want to navigate to the Salad folder and select it, the filepath for this is “C:\Users\YOURUSERHERE\AppData\Roaming\Salad” (without the quotations).
5. Click ‘Add Exception’
Once you’ve found the Salad folder and clicked it, hit ‘Add Exception’, and it will bring you back to the main Avast ‘Exception’ page with your newly added Exception.
6. Run Salad
Let Salad run for at least 30 minutes after setting up the whitelist. Contact support here if this issue persists.