1. Uninstall Salad
Uninstall Salad, and all of its associated files and folders
2. Restart your computer
This will finalize the uninstallation of Salad, as it does with most programs that require drivers to run.
3. Reinstall Salad
Navigate in your internet browser to www.salad.io and re-download the installation .exe, and when the installation finishes, be sure to uncheck the “Run Salad” checkbox.
4. Open ESET-NOD32
This will be the main screen you are presented within ESET-NODE32, and is your base of virus-fighting operations.
5. Navigate to Settings
To navigate to ESET-NODE32 antivirus settings, select the ‘Setup’ option situated on the bottom-left of the main screen just under ‘Tools’.
6. Click on 'Computer protection'
After you have clicked on ‘Setup’ you will be presented with your antivirus protection settings. From there, select ‘Computer protection’ as pictured below
7. Adding an Exclusion
After clicking on the ‘Computer protection’ option, you will be presented with your protection related settings within your computer. From there, click on the little gear button situated on the same line as ‘Real-time file system protection’ and select ‘Edit Exclusion’ from the drop-down list.
8. Click on 'Add'
After you have clicked on ‘Edit exclusions’ you will be presented with a list of your exclusions. From there, select ‘Add’ as pictured below
9. Adding Salad as an exception
After you have clicked on ‘Add’, you will be presented with a new window. At first, make sure that you have set ‘Type’ as ‘Exclude path’. And on the ‘Path’ box, you’ll want to navigate to the Salad installation folder and select it, the default installation path is “C:\Users\YourUserHere\AppData\Roaming\Salad” and click ‘Ok’.
10. Click 'Save'
Once you’ve found your Salad installation folder along with your ethminer folder and clicked it, hit ‘Save’, and it will bring you back to the main ESET-NODE32 Exclusion whitelist page with your newly added exclusions
11. Run Salad
Let Salad run for at least 30 minutes after setting up the whitelist. Contact support if this issue persists