Exclude folders

Consider project folders

Users with a development software (e.g., Visual Studio) can exclude folders where they compile their projects. The compilation process creates many new files that ESET Dynamic Threat Defense could submit for analysis. You can prevent sending an excessive number of files to the ESET Dynamic Threat Defense. For example, you can exclude your project folder D:\Projects\*

Folder exclusion process



Always consider your security when you add an exclusion. Determine which applications can write to the excluded location and how excluding that locality could be misused by others.

1.Log in to the ESMC Web Console, click Policies > New Policy.


2.In the Basic section, give the policy a proper Name.


3.In the Settings section, select ESET Endpoint for Windows (or the applicable compatible product).


4.Click Detection Engine > Cloud-based protection.




5.Enable the ESET LiveGrid and ESET Dynamic Threat Defense slider bars.



6.Under the Exclusions section, enable Exclusions and click Edit.




7.Click Add and type in the exclusion. To confirm, click OK > Save.


Exclusion examples:







You can use * and ? in exclusions. ( * - for any string, ? - for any single character)

Exclusions are not case sensitive.

Exclusions do not accept system variables and RegEx expressions.




8.Click Assign  > Assign and select the applicable computers or groups.



9.To save and apply the policy, click OK > Finish.


You can also investigate and exclude processes.