Exclusions enable you to exclude files and folders from scanning. To ensure that all objects are scanned for threats, we recommend only creating exclusions when it is absolutely necessary. Situations where you may need to exclude an object might include scanning large database entries that would slow your server during a scan or software that conflicts with the scan (for example, backup software).


Not to be confused with excluded extensions, processes exclusions or exclusion filter.


A threat within a file will not be detected by the Real-time file system protection module or Computer scan module if that file meets the criteria for exclusion from scanning.

Select the exclusions type and click Edit to add a new one or modify existing:

Performance exclusions - Exclude files and folders from scanning.

Detection exclusions - Exclude objects from scanning using specific criteria path, file hash or detection name.