Exclude items from on-access scanning

Important If a management console is used to administer Sophos Endpoint Security and Control on this computer, it may override any changes you make here.

To edit the list of files, folders, and drives that are excluded from on-access scanning:

  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > Configure anti-virus and HIPS > Configure > On-access scanning.
  2. Click the Exclusions tab, and then choose one of the following options.
    • To specify a file, folder, or drive that should be excluded from on-access scanning, click Add.
    • To delete an exclusion, click Remove.
    • To change an exclusion, click Edit.
  3. To add or edit an excluded item, in the Exclude item dialog box, select the Item type.
    The All remote files item type is for excluding files that are not stored on local drives. You might select this if you want to increase speed of access to such files and you trust the available remote file locations.
  4. Specify the Item name by using the Browse button or typing in the text box.
    Note If you work on a 64-bit platform, the Browse button will not be visible in the Exclude item dialog.

    For more information on specifying item names, see Exclude items from on-access scanning.