Configuring Scan Exceptions Updated May 02, 2021 20:41 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: Click in the ANTIVIRUS & FIREWALL panel of the ZoneAlarm software client. Click Settings in the Antivirus/Anti-Spyware section. Click Advanced Settings.The Antivirus/Anti-spyware Settings window opens. From the navigation tree, select Exceptions. Click Add.The Add Antivirus Exception window opens. 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 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 Click OK. If you later remove an item from the list of exceptions, it will be scanned during the next scan.