How do I exclude a file or folder from scanning?

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

To leave out a file or folder from scanning:

  1. Open your F-Secure program.
  2. On the left navigation bar, select Tools and then select App and file control.

    Note: You need administrative rights to access these settings.

  3. Select the Excluded tab. This view shows you a list of files and folders that have been excluded, if any.
  4. Click Add new.
  5. Select the file or folder that you want to exclude, and select OK. The selected files or folders are left out from future scans.
  6. Click Close to close the window.

Note: Real-time and manual scanning use the same exclusions. If you want to include a file or folder that has been previously left out from real-time or manual scans, in the Excluded tab, select Remove to clear the file or folder.