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Performance exclusions

Performance exclusions enable you to exclude files and folders from scanning.

To ensure that all objects are scanned for threats, we recommend creating performance exclusions only when it is absolutely necessary. However, there are situations when you may need to exclude an object, for example, large database entries that would slow your computer during a scan or software that conflicts with the scan.

You can add files and folder to be excluded from scanning into the list of exclusions in Advanced setup > Detection engine > Exclusions > Performance exclusions > Edit.


Not to be confused with Detection exclusions, Excluded file extensions, HIPS exclusions or Processes exclusions.

To exclude an object (path: file or folder) from scanning, click Add and type the applicable path or select it in the tree structure.



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

Control elements

Add—Excludes objects from detection.

Edit—Enables you to edit selected entries.

Delete—Removes selected entries (CTRL + click to select multiple entries).