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We've become aware that AVG AntiVirus will attempt to open Macrium Reflect backup files with Write access when scanning. 

This causes Macrium Image Guardian to block the access and notify the user of the action. 

It isn't necessary for Anti-Virus software to scan your backup files. The backup file format is proprietary so will be opaque to malicious software, cannot execute code, is fully protected by internal hashes and can be protected by Macrium Image Guardian.

To prevent this activity it's recommended that you exclude your backup destination folders from AVG virus scans and auto-protect.

  1. Open AVG by double clicking the AVG icon..

  2. Click 'Menu'

  3. Click 'Settings'

  4. Expand 'Exceptions' and add your Macrium Reflect backup destination folder

    Either use the browse button or enter the path with a trailing backslash and an asterisk wildcard.
  5. Repeat for additional backup destination folders

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