AV Exclusions

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Joseph N., Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Joseph N.

    Joseph N. Guest

    1. Do folks here recommend subjecting all files to an AV system's
    real time scanner or just files with certain specified extensions?

    2. What are the knowledgeable views about the safe limits of
    excluding directories from an antivirus system's real time
    scanner? I would like to save time and resources by setting up
    some exclusions, but I want to be sure not to raise the risk too
    much. Can some program file directories be safely excluded? Only
    if they are uncommon? Where do viruses/worms/trojans typically
    reside if they gain access?

    Joseph N., Sep 13, 2003
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  2. Joseph N.

    °Mike° Guest


    Only executable files, UNLESS your system is infected. In that
    case, ALL files should be scanned.
    Only data directories, not directories with executable files -
    even macros - and certainly not system folders.
    Anywhere, even the recycle bin in one notorious case.
    More typically, they reside in system folders, but don't let that
    lull you into false security.
    °Mike°, Sep 13, 2003
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