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Configuring Standard Antivirus Exclusions

This Article Applies to:

  • Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security
  • Small Office Protection


You can configure exclusions (called exceptions in the local UI) that will propagate across all of the various components of Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security and Small Office Protection in the Exceptions tab of the Settings > General page.


Exclusions are limited to approximately 8000 characters. For this reason, we recommend you minimize exclusions where possible to prevent any security flaws and/or impact on system performance.

Adding Exceptions

  1. Open the Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security or Small Office Protection client UI
  2. Click Menu in the top-right, then Settings
  3. In the General ▸ Exceptions section, click Add Exception, then do one of the following:
    • Enter or browse to a file path you would like to exclude
    • Enter or browse to a folder path you would like to exclude
    • Enter a URL you would like to exclude
  4. Click Add Exception when you are finished


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