Add or edit exclusions

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