Scan exclusions for Oracle database servers running Symantec Endpoint Protection

Article:TECH134383  |  Created: 2010-01-28  |  Updated: 2015-02-18  |  Article URL
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You want to know what scan exclusions can be applied to an Oracle database server running Symantec Endpoint Protection.


Exclusions could be set for the following extensions:

  • .dbf - database file
  • .log - Online Redo Log
  • .rdo - Online Redo Log
  • .arc - Archive log
  • .ctl - Control files

Contact Oracle for a full list of files and extensions that should be excluded from scans.

Note:  Wildcard variables such as * and ? are not supported by Symantec Antivirus or Endpoint Protection

IMPORTANT : Symantec does not advise excluding entire directories (such as the Oracle database directory and subdirectories) from scanning as this poses a potential high security risk. Additionally you should not exclude any temp files or folders as these can be a target for security risks.


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