how do I get my antivirus, and antispyware to ignore things..

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  1. GUI_Tex

    GUI_Tex Registered Member

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    I have a zipped file that is very huge, and my antivirus "norton" and spysweeper, adaware, ewido, and a few other are scanning and they always end up at this file, and the scan takes way too much time, what can I do to get them to stop scanning that file, and freezing up? the only ignore list i have found is when things are caught, I want them to skip it and scan other files. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


    thanks, gui
     
  2. metallicakid15

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    try finding something that says exclusion
     
  3. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Try reading Help files in each program.

    Look for Scan Options/Exclude/Exclusion/etc as metallicakid suggests.

    With mine [KAV] I have some big folders also on Desktop with loads of zips, and I had to drill down to Documents and Settings | User and uncheck the folders I wanted excluded from my Desktop.

    You definitely would be able to get it excluded with Norton, don't know about Ewido.

    With AdAware, simply check Smart Scan [pic]
    SpySweeper also can be configured to scan only certain things from what i remember.

    TAS
     

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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    ...or... also with AW.... click on Use custom scanning options, then click on: Select drives and folders to scan... pop up window... UNcheck the folders you DO NOT want scanned, click Proceed/Procced to the two windows [see pic] and start the scan.
     

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    Norton has an exclusion list, I added the file, so thats one down, dont know about the others since I looked thoroughly.

    oh thanks, adaware has it too.

    thanks tassie, I wish spyware sweeper had it since it is the biggest problem.
     
  6. Tassie_Devils

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    see my post above your recent one to UNcheck folders, etc. ;)
     
  7. Tassie_Devils

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    spysweeper... help file.... :)

    maybe something in here.
     

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    About the only 2 choices with Spysweeper for that zip file would be....
    • Move the zip file to a drive other than C: if you have one and in Spysweeper Sweep Options select only C: drive for Sweep all folders on Selected Drives
    • or leave it on C: and uncheck Sweep Contents of Compressed Files
     
  9. GUI_Tex

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    i'll just disable sweeping the context of compressed files for now.. :'(

    thanks again!
     
  10. Tassie_Devils

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    One more option, you could check 'Skip Files Larter than......o_Okb' and select a file size, as most malware generally is in the low kb bracket.
     

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