Are Huntress exclusions necessary in third-party AV?
Typically Huntress does not need to be whitelisted within third-party Antivirus. Since the Agent isn't making any changes and is operating in read-only mode it usually does not get flagged. That being said, there have been rare occasions where a third-party AV is present with alert settings on high, resulting in the Huntress Agent being flagged.
If you have this problem with your third-party AV, you can choose to whitelist the entire folder C:\Program Files\Huntress, or the executable file paths.