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Active Scanning

Created: 21 Nov 2012 • Updated: 21 Nov 2012 | 4 comments

I have modified the Exceptions policy to exclude directories from being scanned.  I have selected to exclude these items by all scans, but is this where I define active scanning exclusions as well or is that in a different location?  I came from a McAfee shop about a year ago and havent really taken time to get familiar with Symantec all that much.



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Brɨan's picture

Yes, this will be exclude from all scans, active (auto-protect) as well:

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Ajit Jha's picture

Yes, It is not possible to apply the centralized exclusion just to Autoprotect. 

Check this Article:

Can I scan manually an excluded folder or file?


Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant


Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Centralized Exceptions policies contain exceptions for the following types of scans for Windows-based operating systems:

  • Auto-Protect
  • Scheduled and on-demand scans
  • Security Risks

Centralised exception means ...that will be excluded from all types of scans including Auto-Protect scan.

In the same centralized exception policy you can exclude extensions as you can exclude .mdf files in tht and assign the policy to all the groups

Check this Article:

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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