Exclusions

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ICA, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. ICA

    ICA Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to format the exclusions correctly within the configuration editor?

    If I want to exclude a drive; c:\*
    If I want to exclude all .doc files on a drive; c:\*.doc
    If I want to exclude all files in c:\temp; c:\temp\*.*

    But the above exclusion does not include the subdirs within c:\temp, how do I realise the exclusion of the files in a direcotry including the subdirs?

    Could it be anything like; c:\temp\*

    Kind regards,

    Rene.
     
  2. SmackyTheFrog

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    You cannot exclude an entire directory tree, only specific files matching the wildcard filters in the specified directory.
     
  3. ICA

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    Ok, thanks !

    Kind regards,

    Rene.
     
  4. elapsed

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    Do not exclude temp, nearly all viruses copy there.
     
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    Works for me fine...

    D:\BOINC\*.*
    D:\Folding@Home\*.*

    both excluded, and yes they have sub-folders.
     
  6. SmackyTheFrog

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    If there is a folder called D:\Folding@Home\1\ its contents will still be scanned.
     
  7. jimwillsher

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    Agreed. Which is cr4p IMHO.

    My exclusions list now contains 34 entries, 29 of them all with the same parent path (C:\Program Files\Sage Line 50\).


    Q. When did *.* not mean *.*
    A. When it's ESET!



    Jim
     
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    No, it won't. Otherwise my sub-folders in BOINC would get scanned, which they don't. You can even test this by right clicking and selecting scan.
     
  9. ICA

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    I have asked the Eset support, this is their answer:

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    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting ESET Customer Care.

    When you exclude a folder with *.* this includes the subfolders as well.

    Thank you for using ESET security products,
    ESET Customer Care
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    Kind regards,

    Rene.
     
  10. pondlife152

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    If you want to exclude all files/subfolders in a particular path, then *.* does work.

    However, if you want to exclude a particular file extension (e.g. all *.log files) from scanning, then go into Advanced Setup, then Threatsense engine parameter setup for each scan type you want to add the exclusion to (e.g. real-time scanning or on-demand scanning etc.) Now click on Extensions and add any extension you wish NOT to be scanned (e.g. LOG in my example).
     
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