Configuring Scan Exceptions


You can specify directories, files, and folders that you want the virus scanner to ignore. Beware that this can lower your computer's protection level.

To configure scan exceptions:

  1. Click in the ANTIVIRUS & FIREWALL panel of the ZoneAlarm software client.
  2. Click Settings in the Antivirus/Anti-Spyware section.
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
    The Antivirus/Anti-spyware Settings window opens.
  4. From the navigation tree, select Exceptions.
  5. Click Add.
    The Add Antivirus Exception window opens.
  6. From the Select Type drop-down menu select:
    • On-Access Scan, if you want to exclude the selected file(s)/folder(s) from on-access scans
    • Trusted Process, if you want an application to be exempt from the on-access scans - any file such application opens will not be scanned
  7. Fill in the Select exception field in one of these ways:
    • Type a name of a file or a folder, or a wildcard string, using the Sample formats shown
    • Click Browse, navigate to a folder or a file of your choice, click Open
  8. Click OK.

If you later remove an item from the list of exceptions, it will be scanned during the next scan.

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