Method 1: Whitelist Discord Installation Files
So in order to pause such activities by the Antivirus, we need to whitelist all such files and then putting them into isolation so that it won’t pick such a file. Although this is a procedure that varies from one software to another.
But we will consider one of the popular software which is “Avast“.
Step 1: Firstly you need to open up Avast Antivirus by right-clicking on the “Avast Icon” and then select “Open Avast user interface“.
Step 2: Then from all the options that are operating down to the left of the Avast window, click on the “Protection” section once it gets open up.
Step 3: Click on the “Virus Chest” to the right. So you will be able to see any of the quarantine files here.
Step 4: After that locate any of the files which are being associated with Discord, as you can easily find them because they start with “Discord“.
Step 5: Then click on the three dots that appear while you hover over the files and then select “Restore and Add Exceptions“.
Step 6: You need to perform it for each and every file.
Step 7: In the end, restart the Discord installation process.
Now, if you want to avoid such issues arising in the future or if you haven’t installed Discord then you need to add a folder which consists of Discord set up. By performing this, the installation process can be completed without interruptions.
Step 1: Open up Avast as above.
Step 2: Click on the “Menu” icon among the options in the top right of the Avast window and select “Settings” from the drop-down list.
Step 3: Click the “General” section on the left.
Step 4: Under General, select “Exceptions” from the options on the left.
Step 5: Click “Add Exception” and type in/browse to the location of the folder containing the Discord installer.
Step 6: Click “Add Exception“.
Step 7: Launch the Discord setup executable.
Method 2: Delete Discord Files in %LocalAppData% & %AppData%
You need to delete files for which some steps need to be followed:
Step 1: Firstly close Discord through task manager.
Step 2: On the bottom left-hand corner click on the windows “Start Menu“.
Step 3: Then you need to select “Run” in the contextual menu
Step 4: Then enter “%appdata%” in the small run window located on the bottom left-hand corner and after that click on the “Run” button.
Step 5: Now find a folder named “Discord” in the window explorer window.
Step 6: Now once again you need to come back to Start Menu and then load up “Run “.
Step 7: Now hit “Run” after entering “%localappdata%“.
Step 8: Then locate “Discord Folder” and then select “Delete” by right-clicking on it.
Step 9: In the end, launch your “Discord” set up the file again.
The file which is completely ruled out by the Antivirus as one of the dangerous files is “Discord_Voice“.
Method 3: Uninstall and Reinstall Discord
Step 1: To initiate the process right click on the windows start menu icon and after that click on search from the drop-down menu.
Step 2: Then type “Control Panel” in the search field, now you have to click on the first result of the same name.
Step 3: Then click on the highlighted “Uninstall A Program” text that is the text located under “Programs icon“.
Step 4: Among the list of all programs available find Discord. Then click on it and then click on the “Uninstall” button.
Step 5: After uninstalling it, right-click on the Start Menu and then select “Run“.
Step 6: Type “%appdata%” and click on “Run“.
Step 7: Then find out the Discord folder and delete it.
Step 8: Then open up “Run” once more, search for “%localappdata%” and delete the Discord file.
Step 9: After that, move to the Discord website and then download the latest version.
Step 10: Then double click on download executable file and follow the steps of installation.
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