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girishm
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Endpoint security Threat Prevention OAS exclusion

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Hi,

I am little confuse about option in threat prevention OAS policy exclusions. We have selected  Configure different settings for High Risk and Low Risk processes  option in policy. So my confusion is, do I need to add exclusions for files & folders under Standard or Low Risk or inside both options? which exclusions will be in effect?

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chealey
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Re: Endpoint security Threat Prevention OAS exclusion

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What you define depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve.

Here is a general overview of what each configuration does - there are some good examples noted here: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB55139

Generally speaking if you have defined in the policy to use low & high risk profiles, then you are saying that you want the scanner to look and treat scanning of processes and their activities differently. We strongly recommend having this setting enabled.

If you want to exclude a file i.e. test.txt from scanning - completely. You would then need to add test.txt within all profiles. If you were only to set it in the standard tab then it would not be excluded for a high risk process such as explorer.exe. Using that example if explorer.exe were to then take action on the file test.txt this would still be scanned, because of explorer.exe being a high risk process.

Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask 🙂

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Re: Endpoint security Threat Prevention OAS exclusion

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What you define depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve.

Here is a general overview of what each configuration does - there are some good examples noted here: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB55139

Generally speaking if you have defined in the policy to use low & high risk profiles, then you are saying that you want the scanner to look and treat scanning of processes and their activities differently. We strongly recommend having this setting enabled.

If you want to exclude a file i.e. test.txt from scanning - completely. You would then need to add test.txt within all profiles. If you were only to set it in the standard tab then it would not be excluded for a high risk process such as explorer.exe. Using that example if explorer.exe were to then take action on the file test.txt this would still be scanned, because of explorer.exe being a high risk process.

Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask 🙂

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@chealey  Thanks a lot, that was indeed a helpful article 🙂

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