This dialog window enables you to add or edit exclusions. It can be done in two ways:
|•||by typing the path to an object to be excluded,|
|•||by selecting it in the tree structure.|
If using the first method, wildcards described in the Exclusion format section can be used.
Exclude for this computer / Exclude for paths – Excludes specific threats or a specific path for this computer. You are not able to create exclusion when both settings are enabled.
You can use wildcards to cover a group of files. A question mark (?) represents a single variable character whereas an asterisk (*) represents a variable string of zero or more characters.
|•||If you want to exclude all files in a folder, type the path to the folder and use the mask *.*|
|•||To exclude an entire drive including all files and subfolders, use the mask D:\*|
|•||If you want to exclude doc files only, use the mask *.doc|
|•||If the name of an executable file has a certain number of characters (and characters vary) and you only know the first one for sure (say “D”), use the following format:|
D????.exe (question marks replace the missing / unknown characters)
A few more exclusion examples using an asterisk:
C:\Tools - will be automatically converted to C:\Tools\*.*
C:\Tools\*.dat - will exclude dat files in the Tools folder
C:\Tools\sg.dat - will exclude this particular file located in the exact path