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Exclusion Filters in AV


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#1 surge1223

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

What files/folders do you guys usually exclude? Also, would you consider excluding browser profiles and .edb files to be a bad system resource/protection compromize? 



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:01 AM

Hello surge1223 -

What Antivirus program(s) do you mean specifically ??

Most of these programs only need Exclusions when there is a conflict with another program, usually Firewall or Antimalware.

 

Do you have a problem, or is this just a "general question", related to a non-specific Antivirus program ??

You would need to list your Operating System (XP, Vista, Win7, Win8) and your Antivirus selection(s) for more information.

 

I run MSE, with Windows Firewall on XP and Windows 7, and have no exclusions required.

 

Your Hosts file will often do the work that you seem to refer to -

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:06 AM

Just a general question, usually i exclue .mp4 and .wmv or itunes movie formats when im watching video so that the av's realtime scanner doesnt have a field day on my memory.  But anyways im running windows 8 and eset nod32 v.6.  Out of curiosity, what do you think in regards to excluding the software distribution folder and the format for the logs created within?



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:51 AM

Unless it is required for smoother operation, or clashes with other programs, there is no general reason to add exclusions.

.wmv files should not be "generally excluded", as there can be infections downloaded via these type of files.....

 

Only if your Antivirus is not compatible with a format that you want to run should you ues exclusions.

But, if you use exclusions, you should scan more often with Antimalware tools, to be sure that infections are not present.

 

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