Exclusions: different granularity

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  1. clarencemiller

    clarencemiller Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    Is there any way to exclude the files at a specific level path but not the subfolders?

    I need to esclude the 000s of files at C:\test but not the C:\test subfolders.

    Also is there any difference between:

    C:\test*.*
    C:\test\*.*
    C:\test\*
    ?


    Regards,
    Clarence
     
  2. tony_m

    tony_m Eset Staff Account

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    Hi Clarence,

    Yes, you will need to add C:\test\*.000 to exclusions

    C:\test*.* will exclude all test*.* files under C:\ (for example C:\test.exe or C:\test2.com, etc.)

    For the other two, yes, it is the same C:\test\*.* than C:\test\*

    For additional information about how exclusions work, as it is in the program's help:

    When configuring exclusions in the resident scanner, special symbols – wildcards, such as “*” and “?” can be used.

    Examples:
    - If you wish to exclude all files in a folder, type the path to the folder and use the mask “*.*”.
    - If you want to exclude doc files only, use the mask“*.doc“.
    - If the name of an executable file has a certain number of characters (and characters vary) and you only know the first one for sure (say “D”), use the following format: “D?? ??.exe”. Question marks replace the missing (unknown) characters.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. clarencemiller

    clarencemiller Registered Member

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    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for your detailed reply.

    >>For the other two, yes, it is the same C:\test\*.* than C:\test\*


    Do you mean that both of them will exclude all the files and subfolders at C:\test ?

    Kind regards,
    Clarence
     
  4. tony_m

    tony_m Eset Staff Account

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    No problem :)

    Yes, both *.* and * will exclude all files and subfolders. If you want, you can do some testing with the Eicar test file.

    Thank you.
     
  5. clarencemiller

    clarencemiller Registered Member

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    I think in my first post there is a misunderstanding.

    I don't need to exclude files of type '000'; I just need to exclude the files at C:\test path BUT NOT the files under the other subdirectories such as C:\test\trial1, C:\test\trial2, etc.

    Any clarification, please? :doubt:

    Clarence
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    This is not possible. To exclude C:\test, you'd add "c:\test\*.*" which would also exclude all subfolders in that folder from scanning.
     
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