Files and Folders

In this section, you can manage the list of files and folders to be excluded from scanning by SpIDer Guard and Scanner. You can exclude the anti-virus quarantine folders, working folders of some programs, temporary files (paging file), and so on.

The default list is empty. Add particular files and folders to exclusions or use masks to disable scanning of a certain group of files. Any added object can be excluded from the scanning of both components or from scanning of each component separately.

 

To configure list of exclusions

1.To add a file or folder to the exclusion list, do one of the following:

To add an existing file or folder, click Add. In the open window, click Browse and select the item in the standard dialog window. You can enter the full path to the file or folder or edit the path in the field before adding it to the list.

To exclude all files or folders with a particular name, enter the name without path.

To exclude a group of files or folders, enter the mask of their names. Details

2.In the configuration window, specify the components that must not scan this file.

3.Click OK. The file or folder will appear on the list.

4.To edit an existing exclusion, select the corresponding item from the list and click Edit.

5.To list other files and folders, repeat steps 1 to 2. To remove a file or folder from the list, select the corresponding item and click Remove.

Examples:

C:\folder or C:\folder\**—excludes from scanning all files stored in C:\folder. The files stored within subfolders will be scanned.

C:\folder\*—excludes all files located in C:\folder and its subfolders.

C:\folder\*.txt—excludes all *.txt files stored in C:\folder. The *.txt files stored within subfolders will be scanned.

C:\folder\*\*.txt—excludes all *.txt files stored in the first-level subfolders of C:\folder.

C:\folder\**\*.txt—excludes all *.txt files stored in subfolders of any level within C:\folder. The files stored in C:\folder itself, including *.txt files, will be still scanned.

 

Managing listed objects

Click More to access the following options:

Export—allows to save the created list of exclusions to be used on another computer where Dr.Web is installed.

Import—allows to use the list of exclusions created on another computer.

Clear all—allows to remove all objects from the list of exclusions.