How to make an exception for Surfshark in BitDefender antivirus settings

This guide will help you make an exception for Surfshark on the BitDefender antivirus application.


You will need the BitDefender antivirus application and an active Surfshark subscription, which you can purchase on our pricing page.


Let's begin!


  1. Open the BitDefender application and go to the Protection tab on the left side of the app.


  2. Under the Antivirus section, select Settings.


  3. Go to the Exceptions tab.

  4. Click Add, then click Browse.


  5. Go to This PC -> Windows (C:) -> Program Files (x86)


  6. Open the Program Files (x86) folder by clicking on the black arrow on the left side, scroll down until you find the Surfshark folder. Click on the Surfshark folder, then click OK.


  7. Finally, click Add and restart your device.



Congratulations - you have successfully created an exception in the BitDefender Antivirus application on your device! 



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