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SEP centralized exceptions list - scanned or not

Created: 10 Sep 2012 • Updated: 11 Sep 2012 | 10 comments
ThaveshinP's picture
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Can anyone confirm that when a file or folder is added to the centralized exception policy, does the file/folder still get scanned but ignored if there is a virus on/inside it - OR - does the file/folder get ignored completely when the action is set to IGNORE/LOG?

SEP 11RU7Mp2

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Ajit Jha's picture

It Donot Scan those file/Folder Configured under Exclusion List


Ajit Jha

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ThaveshinP's picture

Anyone from Symantec on this please?

Ashish-Sharma's picture

Check i have attach one Snap Shot In my Comments.

It's Symantec employee.

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Amit Tarafdar's picture

Hello ThaveshinP,

When you exclude any files or folder from centralized exception policy it is only exclude from realtime scan, but at the time of schedule scan all the files and folder will be scaned including this.

_Brian's picture

It depends on the options you set in the console when creating the exception.

You can set it to exclude all scans, auto-protect, or scheduled and on-demand.

Ian_C.'s picture

Hi Brian.

Are you talking about a SEP 12 feature there?

I can't see it in our SEP 11 deployment & I'd have to switch netowrks to verify if this available for SEP 12.


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_Brian's picture

Hi Ian,

Yes, sorry, my comment was regarding 12.1. I noticed after I posted that this thread is geared towards SEP 11.x

ThaveshinP's picture

We using SEP 11Ru7mp2 but going to upgrade to SEP 12.x.

Is there any other way to set it not scan at all on SEP 11.x?

Revenge's picture

what you configured in exception policy like files and folder. symantec ignore those all files and folder from scanning. if you have any douts so right click those file and click on scan for viruses.. see what haapesn. symantec automaticaly ignore thats files.

check belwo link: