About exceptions to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition

Article:HOWTO81362  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2013-08-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81362
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About exceptions to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition

Typically exceptions are items, such as files or Web domains, that you want to exclude from scans.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition automatically excludes some files from virus and spyware scans.

You can also use exceptions to detect an application or to change the default behavior when Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition detects an application or when the application launches.

You might want to use exceptions to reduce the amount of time that scans run. For example, you can exclude files, folders, and extensions from scans. If you reduce the scan time, you might increase the system performance on client computers.

Note:

You cannot create exceptions for an individual virus and spyware scans. For example, if you create a file exception, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition applies the exception to all virus and spyware scans (Auto-Protect, Download Insight, and any administrator-defined or user-defined scan).

Exceptions apply to a particular client type (Windows or Mac). You configure the exceptions separately. For example, if you configure a file exception, it applies either to clients that run on Windows computers or clients that run on Mac computers. Some exceptions are not available for Mac clients.

Table: Scan exceptions and client type

Client Type

Exception

Mac clients

File or folder exception

Windows clients

You can configure the following types of exceptions:

  • File

  • Folder

  • Known risk

  • Extension

  • Trusted Web domain

  • Application to monitor

  • Application

  • Tamper Protection

See About the files and folders that Symantec Endpoint Protection excludes from virus and spyware scans.

See Managing exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition


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