Cannot create an Antivirus exception
I have been unable to create an antivirus exception, having looked at instructions on how to do so.
After going through the process of creating an antivirus exception (I have tried both folder and exe), hitting Save, then find that there are no exceptions in the list.
Method: Hit Protection, Antivirus open, Settings, Manage Exceptions, + Add an Exception, click and browse to the folder or exe, hit OK, see the path, Antivirus turned on, and enable On-access scan (and the other two), hit Save. At this point I would expect to see my exception in the list, but the list is empty, it says that I have not set up any antivirus exceptions.
I have to resort to turning off virus scanning to be able to continue my work.
The reason I need the exception is that I am developing a C++ application using Visual Studio, and Bitdefender insists that one of my debug exe's contains a virus (Gen: Variant.Lazy.185809), which I think is a false positive (I am definitely not writing a virus :-)). But every time I build it, Bitdefender quarantine's it, which makes the build fail so I can't continue with running unit tests etc. (I have seen outside Bitdefender's site that people have complained about this same problem, haven't found a solution though.)
I am using Bitdefender Free, Build 22.214.171.124, on Windows. I have started with the free one to see what it is like. (Apparent lack of being able to create an antivirus exception is not giving me a good impression.)
I have searched for similar issues on Bitdefender site and can't seem to find any.
So two issues:
Can't create an exception. Apparently false positive on compiled Visual Studio Debug Executable.