Excluding applications from application control

Article:HOWTO55212  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2013-04-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55212
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Excluding applications from application control

Application control injects some code into applications to examine them. In some cases, the injection can affect the application performance or cause problems with running the application. You can create an exception to exclude the application from examination by application control.

See Creating exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection

See Setting up application and device control

To specify an application control exception

  1. On the Exceptions Policy page, click Add > Windows Exceptions > Application Control

  2. In the Prefix variable drop-down box, select a common folder.

    When you select a prefix, the exception can be used on different Windows operating systems.

    Select [NONE] if you want to enter the absolute path and file name.


    Folder paths must be denoted by using a backward slash.

  3. In the Application text box, type the name of the application.

    If you selected a prefix variable, the path should be relative to the prefix. If you selected [NONE], type the full path name of the file.

  4. Click OK.

For version 12.1 RU2 and later, see HOWTO80920.

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