Intel Security SNS ProTip for VSE: Defining Exclusions, Excluded Processes, Processes to Exclude, and Low Risked Processes

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    If you are confused about the differences between Exclusions, Excluded Processes, Processes to Exclude, and Low risked processes, you are not alone. Below are some definitions and resources that should help clear things up.

    • Exclusions refers to file/folder exclusions which you specify in the Scanner configurations for On-Access and On-Demand scans. Those are files or folders that will not be scanned no matter which process accesses them.
    • Excluded Processes are used in context of Buffer Overflow protection and ScriptScan. Listed processes will not be protected by the feature.
    • Processes to Exclude is used in Access Protection rules, and are described on a per-rule basis. Listed processes will not be blocked by Access Protection even if their actions match the rule criteria.
    • Low risked processes is an On-Access scanner feature. The Low risk profile is a profile for scan settings that will be applied to the actions of processes whose names are in the list.

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