How do I exclude objects from scanning?

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How do I exclude objects from scanning?

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Excluding files or folders from scanning

 

To open the product, double-click the product icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. To exclude a file or folder from virus and spyware scanning:

 

  1. On the main page, click Settings.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select Computer > Virus and spyware scanning.
    • Select Computer > Manual scanning.
  3. Click Open excluded items list.
  4. To exclude a file, drive, or folder, select the Objects tab.
  5. To exclude a specific file type, select the File Types tab.
    Excluding objects:
    1. Select Exclude objects (files, folders, ...).
    2. Click Add....
    3. Select the file, drive, or folder that you want to exclude from virus scanning.
      Note: Some drives may be removable drives, such as CD, DVD or network drives. Network drives and empty removable drives cannot be excluded.
    To exclude file types:
    1. Select Exclude files with these extensions:.
    2. Click Add....
    3. Type the extension of the file type you want to exclude from scanning.
    4. Click OK.
  6. Repeat the previous step to exclude other files, drives, or folders from being scanned for viruses.
  7. Click OK to close the Exclude from scanning dialog box.
  8. Click OK to apply the new settings.

Note: Some files cannot be excluded and will always be scanned, such as executable files.

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How do I exclude objects from scanning?

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