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How do I exclude a file or folder from scanning?

Sometimes you may want to exclude a file or folder from scanning. Excluded items are not scanned unless you remove them from the excluded items list.

To exclude a file or folder from scanning:

  1. Open the main user interface and go to the Tools page.
  2. Once on the Tools page, click App and File Control.
    Note: You need administrative rights to access these settings.
  3. Select the Excluded tab. This view will show you a list of currently excluded locations and applications.
  4. Click Add New.
  5. Select the file or folder you want to exclude then click OK to exclude the selected files, drives, or folders from future scans.
  6. Click Close.

    Note: Real-time and manual scanning use the same exclusions. If you want an excluded file or folder to be included in a real-time or manual scan, go to the Excluded tab and click Clear to clear the file or folder.