With these options you can configure exception objects for the Real-Time Protection (on-access scan). The relevant objects are then not included in the on-access scan. The Real-Time Protection can ignore file accesses to these objects during the on-access scan via the list of processes to be omitted. This is useful, for example, with databases or backup solutions. (Options available in expert mode only.)
Please note the following when specifying processes and file objects to be omitted: The list is processed from top to bottom. The longer the list is, the more processor time is required for processing the list for each access. Therefore, keep the list as short as possible.
Processes to be omitted by the Real-Time Protection
The specified path and file name of the process should contain a maximum of 255 characters. You can enter up to 128 processes. The entries in the list must not result in more than 6000 characters in total.
When entering the process, Unicode symbols are accepted. You can therefore enter process or directory names containing special symbols.
Drive information must be entered as follows: [Drive letter]:
The colon symbol (:) is only used to specify drives.
When specifying the process, you can use the wildcards * (any number of characters) and ? (a single character).
To avoid the process being excluded globally from monitoring by Real-Time Protection, specifications exclusively comprising the following characters are invalid: * (asterisk), ? (question mark), / (forward slash), (backslash), . (dot), : (colon).
You have the option of excluding processes from monitoring by the Real-Time Protection without full path details. For example: application.exe
This however only applies to processes where the executable files are located on hard disk drives.
Do not specify any exceptions for processes where the executable files are located on dynamic drives. Dynamic drives are used for removable disks, such as CDs, DVDs or USB sticks.
Please note that all file accesses done by processes recorded in the list are excluded from the scan for viruses and unwanted programs!
File objects to be omitted by the Real-Time Protection
The entries in the list must have no more than 6000 characters in total.
When specifying file objects to be omitted, you can use the wildcards* (any number of characters) and ?? (a single character): Individual file extensions can also be excluded (including wildcards):
Directory names must end with a backslash .
If a directory is excluded, all its sub-directories are automatically also excluded.
For each drive you can specify a maximum of 20 exceptions by entering the complete path (starting with the drive letter). For example:
The maximum number of exceptions without a complete path is 64. For example:
In case of dynamic drives that are mounted as a directory on another drive, the alias of the operating system for the integrated drive in the list of the exceptions has to be used, e.g.:
If you use the mount point itself, for example, C:DynDrive, the dynamic drive will be scanned nonetheless. You can determine the alias of the operating system to be used from the Real-Time Protection report file.
Please note the further information when specifying exceptions:
In order to also exclude objects when they are accessed with short DOS file names (DOS name convention 8.3), the relevant short file name must also be entered in the list.
A file name that contains wildcards may not be terminated with a backslash. For example:
This entry is not valid and not treated as an exception!
You can locate the path Real-Time Protection uses to scan for infected files in the Real-Time Protection report file. Indicate exactly the same path in the list of exceptions. Proceed as follows: Set the protocol function of the Real-Time Protection to Complete in the configuration under Real-Time Protection > Report. Now access the files, folders, mounted drives with the activated Real-Time Protection. You can now read the path to be used from the Real-Time Protection report file. The report file can be accessed in the Control Center under Local protection > Real-Time Protection.