Exclusions

Performance exclusions

By excluding paths (folders) from being scanned, the time needed to scan the file system for the presence of malware can be significantly decreased.

1.In ESET PROTECT, click Policies > New policy and type a name for the policy.

2.Click Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Linux (V7+) from the drop-down menu.

3.Navigate to Detection Engine > Basic and click Edit next to Performance exclusions.

4.Click Add, define the Path to be skipped by the scanner. Optionally add a comment for your information.

5.Click OK, then click Save to close the dialog.

6.Click Continue > Assign, select the desired group of computers the policy will apply to.

7.Click OK, then click Finish.

Exclusion paths

/root/* - The "root" directory and all of its sub-directories and their content.

/root - The "root" file only.

/root/file.txt - The file.txt in "root" directory only.


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Wildcards in the middle of a path

We highly recommend that you do not use wildcards in the middle of a path (for example /home/user/*/data/file.dat) unless your system infrastructure requires it. See the following Knowledgebase article for more information.

File extension exclusions

This type of exclusion can be set up for Real-time file system protection and On-demand scan.

1.In ESET PROTECT, click Policies > New policy and type a name for the policy.

2.Click Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Linux (V7+) from the drop-down menu.

3.Navigate to:

Real-time file system protection > Threatsense parameters

Malware scans > On-demand scan > Threatsense parameters

4.Click Edit next to File extensions excluded from scanning.

5.Click Add and type the extension to exclude. To define several extensions at once, click Enter multiple values, and type the desired extensions separated by a new line or another separator you selected.

6.Click OK, then click Save to close the dialog.

7.Click Continue > Assign, select the desired group of computers the policy will apply to.

8.Click OK, then click Finish.