Exclude items from on-demand and scheduled scanning

If you use role-based administration:

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

You can exclude items from on-demand and scheduled scanning.


The “excluded items” settings for scheduled scans also apply to full system scans run from the console and "scan my computer" scans run on networked computers. See Scan computers now.

  1. Check which anti-virus and HIPS policy is used by the group(s) of computers you want to configure.
  2. In the Policies pane, double-click Anti-virus and HIPS. Then double-click the policy you want to change.
  3. The Anti-virus and HIPS policy dialog box is displayed. In the On-demand scanning panel, click Configure.
  4. Click the Windows Exclusions, Linux/UNIX Exclusions, or Mac Exclusions tab. To add items to the list, click Add and enter the full path in the Exclude item dialog box.
    The items you can exclude from scanning differ on each type of computer. See Items that can be excluded from scanning.
You can export the list of Windows exclusions to a file and then import it into another policy. For more information, see Import or export Windows exclusions for on-demand and scheduled scanning.