Skipping individual files when scanning...

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  1. burf

    burf Registered Member

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but can't seem to find how to bypass certain files, when doing a scan & clean.

    A couple of programs I use, have certain files, that NOD detects as zip files filled with hundreds of files. So when I scan, I'll get hundreds of entries in my scan log (see below). The file in the 1st example is 2.8MB.
    Is there a way to configure the scan to skip specific non-threatening files (not extensions)?

    Thanks!!

    A small segment of the *A* files, from a scanlog:

    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACCUSET.EXE - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACDSEE32.EXE - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACLT.EXE - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACME.EXE - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACRODIST.EXE - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »Acroexch.exe - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »acrord32.exe - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg »ZIP »ACROREAD.EXE - error - password-protected file

    Another one from Adaware:

    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »Ad-Aware SE Default.skn - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »arrow1.bmp - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »arrow2.bmp - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »bck1.bmp - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »bt11.bmp - error - password-protected file
    C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\Skins\Ad-Aware SE default.ask »ZIP »bt12.bmp - error - password-protected file

    (I'm using v2.50.25 on XP Pro... latest defs)
     
  2. fosius

    fosius Registered Member

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    Now there is no option how to exlude files from on-demand scanning...
     
  3. Marcos

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    Try running nod32.exe /exclude=c:\progra~1\ad-aware. However, this is not recommended because NOD32 would not detect any threat in that folder, if there was any.
     
  4. alglove

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    So the command line flag "/exclude" can also be used to exclude folders? Does it also exclude subfolders? The reason I ask is that the online help for version 2.50 says, "Excludes a single particular file from scanning, multiple files can be selected using wildcards."

    It would be nice if you could make exclusions through the user interface and save them in a profile. Would this be something for the "future features" wish list?
     
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  6. burf

    burf Registered Member

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    No, I don't want to exclude any folders, only particular files. I have 3 or 4 of them that create hundreds of such entries.
    Not the biggest deal, but can lead to a bit of carelessness, when one looks through the log for any strange behavior ;)

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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