How to exclude objects from Real-Time scanning

This article applies to the following F-Secure products: Client Security, Policy Manager, and Computer Protection.

If you want to exclude objects from being scanned by Real-Time scanning, follow these steps:

  1. Excluding a file or folder in Policy Manager (Standard view)
    1. Select Root on the Policy domains tab.
    2. Go to the Settings tab, and select the Real-time scanning page.

      To exclude files based on their file extension:

      1. Select Do not scan files with the following extensions.
      2. Enter the extension in Excluded extensions.
        Note: The extensions should be added without the preceding . (dot). Separate multiple extensions with spaces.

      To exclude files based on their location or checksum (hash):

      1. Select Do not scan the following files and applications.
      2. Click Add.
      3. Select the identification method.
        • Select File path if the file that you want to exclude always uses the same path.
        • Select Folder path if you want to exclude all files in a specific folder.
        • Select Application SHA-1 if the path for the file that you want to exclude may vary across different hosts.
      4. Enter the path or hash that you want to exclude from scanning.
        For example:
        • File name: text.txt (this excludes all files named text.txt from scanning).
        • Full file path: C:\test\text.txt (excludes the specific text.txt file in the C:\test folder from scanning).
        • Folder path: C:\test (excludes all contents in the C:\test folder from scanning).

        You can also add a comment if you want to keep a record of why the file or application was excluded.

    3. Click OK.
    4. If you want to allow users to exclude files or applications from scanning, select Allow users to add scanning exclusions.
    5. Distribute the policies.


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    The new entry should appear in the target machine(s) in the different products as follows:
    • In Client Security 14 and Server Security 14: In the Excluded tab; and in Type, it should read Controlled by admin.


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    • In Client Security 13: In the Exclude from scanning window, and listed in the Objects tab.


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    • In Server Security 12: In the Exclude from scanning window, and listed in the Objects tab. This appears when you click Configure on the Real-time scanning page.


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  2. Excluding objects in the PSB portal
    1. Log in to your PSB Portal.
    2. Go to the Profiles tab. Under Computer profiles, select the profile you want to apply the exclusion to.
    3. Click on Scanning exclusions. On the right-pane, click on the Excluded objects from real-time scanning slider to green to enable the function.
    4. Click on the Lock icon to the right of the Excluded objects from real-time scanning setting. This enforces the setting and disallows users from making changes to the setting.
    5. To add an object to the list, click Add object, then type in the filename or the full path of the object you want to exclude. Click the Tick icon to apply.
    6. Click on the Lock icon to the right of the Objects excluded from real-time scanning setting. This enforces the setting and disallows users from making changes to the setting.
    7. Click Save and Publish.
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