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How to exclude specific drives, folders, and files from being scanned

Norton AntiVirus (NAV) correctly detects certain behaviors as virus-like activity, but sometimes these behaviors are a normal part of a program's operation. You want to exclude specific drives, folders, and files from being scanned.

Norton AntiVirus uses an Exclusion list to manage exceptions for normal program operations that are detected as virus-like activities. Items in the Exclusion list are configured to ignore certain behaviors that would normally be considered virus-like activities. Follow these steps to add an item to the Exclusion list.

NAV v4.0 and NAV v5.0

  1. Start NAV, and then click Options.
  2. Click Exclusions.
  3. Click New.
  4. Type the path for a file or group of files to exclude, or click the browse button to select a single file.
  5. For NAV 2000 and later, select the type of activity that you want to exclude by checking the appropriate box in the Exclude from section.
  6. Click OK, and then close the Options for Norton AntiVirus window.

Excluding files for Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition (NAVCE) 7


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Document ID: 1998276113984844
Last Modified: 12/06/2005
Date Created: 02/09/1998
Operating System(s): Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows NT3.51 Server, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me
Product(s): Server

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