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Summary
Product: F-PROT Antivirus for Windows
Version: 6

How to view, add or delete excluded files, folders and extensions.

Exclusion lists are files, folders, and extensions that are being excluded from both automatic and manual scanning. F-PROT Antivirus prohibits the use of wildcards (*) in excluding files, folders and extensions.

Note:

  • This setting is for ADVANCED USERS only.
  • Using this utility improperly can leave your computer vulnerable to viruses.

Below is a step-by-step guide to add exclusions, view, and delete your exclusion lists. Please select what would you like to do:

Viewing exclusion lists

  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Advanced, select Exclusions and all the excluded files, folders and extensions are displayed. These items can be deleted from the lists if they are unnecessary.

Excluding a folder

Note: Excluding a drive from a root is prohibited (C:\).

F-PROT Antivirus will scan all files on your computer, except the specified folder and its subfolders e.g. "C:\tmp".

  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Advanced, select Exclusions.
  4. In the Exclusions window, click Folder to specify a folder that is to be excluded from scanning.
  5. Enter the folder's path you would like to exclude or for your convenience click Browse.
  6. Check Exclude subfolders (default) if you also want to exclude the subfolders. Otherwise, leave this option unchecked.
  7. Click OK. The newly created exclusion list appears in the Exclusions window immediately.

Excluding a file

F-PROT Antivirus will scan all files on your computer, except the specified file e.g. "C:\example.txt".

  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Advanced, select Exclusions.
  4. In the Exclusions window, click File to specify a file that is to be excluded from scanning.
  5. Enter the file's path you would like to exclude or for your convenience click Browse.
  6. Click OK. The newly created exclusion list appears in the Exclusions window immediately.

Excluding an extension

Note: Extensions such as .com .exe .dll .scr .pif .ocx .bat .cpl .cmd .lnk .reg .shs .vbs .pl .js are prohibited.

F-PROT Antivirus will scan all files on your computer, except the files with the specified extension e.g. ".zip".

  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Advanced, select Exclusions.
  4. In the Exclusions window, click Extension to specify what type of extension that is to be excluded from scanning.
  5. Enter the extension you would like to exclude (e.g. .zip).
  6. Click OK. The newly created exclusion list appears in the Exclusions window immediately.

Deleting an excluded path

  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Advanced, select Exclusions.
  4. In the Exclusions window, select the excluded path you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete.


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