Exclude files from antivirus scans

You can prevent files from being scanned by antivirus scans. These settings apply to all antivirus scans.

Procedure

  1. Click Data Protection > Antivirus > Settings.
  2. Optional: To exclude files based on file size, in the Maximum File Scan Size area, specify the largest file size you want to scan.
  3. To exclude files based on file name, perform the following steps:
    1. Select Enable filters.
    2. In the Filter Matching area, specify whether you want to scan all files that match a specified filter or all files that do not match a specified filter.
    3. Specify one or more filters.
      1. Click Add Filters.
      2. Specify the filter.

        You can include the following wildcard characters:

        Wildcard character
        Description
        *
        Matches any string in place of the asterisk. For example, specifying m* would match movies and m123.
        [ ]
        Matches any characters contained in the brackets, or a range of characters separated by a dash.

        For example, specifying b[aei]t would match bat, bet, and bit.

        For example, specifying 1[4-7]2 would match 142, 152, 162, and 172.

        You can exclude characters within brackets by following the first bracket with an exclamation mark.

        For example, specifying b[!ie] would match bat but not bit or bet.

        You can match a bracket within a bracket if it is either the first or last character.

        For example, specifying [[c]at would match cat and [at.

        You can match a dash within a bracket if it is either the first or last character.

        For example, specifying car[-s] would match cars and car-.

        ?

        Matches any character in place of the question mark.

        For example, specifying t?p would match tap, tip, and top.

      3. Click Add Filters.
  4. Click Save Changes.