An extension is the part of a file name delimited by a period. The extension defines the type and content of a file. This section of the ThreatSense parameter setup lets you define the types of files to be excluded from scanning.

By default, all files are scanned regardless of their extension. You can add any extension to the list of files excluded from scanning. Using the plus and minus buttons, you can enable or prohibit the scanning of specific extensions.

Excluding files from scanning is sometimes necessary if scanning certain file types prevent the program from functioning properly. For example, it may be advisable to exclude log, cfg and tmp files. The correct format for entering file extensions is: