File extenstions excluded from scanning

An extension is the part of a file name delimited by a period. The extension defines the type of a file. Normally, all files are scanned. However, if you need to exclude files with a specific extension, ThreatSense parameter setup lets you exclude files from scanning based on their extension. Excluding may be useful if scanning of certain file types prevents an application from running properly.


To add a new extension to the list, click Add. Type the extension into the text field (for example tmp) and click OK. When you select Enter multiple values, you can add multiple file extensions delimited by lines, commas or semicolons (for example, choose Semicolon from the drop-down menu as a separator, and type edb;eml;tmp).

You can use a special symbol ? (question mark). The question mark represents any symbol (for example ?db).


To display the extension (file type) for all files in a Windows operating system, deselect Hide extensions for known file types under Control Panel > Folder Options > View.