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Exclude scanning of files being deleted

Hi Everyone

Does anyone know if it's possible to exclude files being scanned when being deleted / sent to the recycle bin.

I have tried to exclude the recycle bin itself by adding c:\$Recycle.Bin but this does not seem to help.

The reason for the request is due to a large amount of developers deleted large sets of test date, approx 1000000 files that takes an age to delete. I noticed that the scanner service is going crazy during these deletes.



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Re: Exclude scanning of files being deleted

Do the developers have a folder they work out of that you exclude from scanning?  If so, I would think that should cover it.  I don't think you'd also need to include anything else.  Having such a folder will help them do their job much faster as well.  Then just add a daily memory scan in to cover the gap of something malicious running from that location.  


Re: Exclude scanning of files being deleted

Hi Dave

They do have a number of working folders, these are already excluded from normal on demand scans but not on access.

We also have a quick daily scan that already covers memory / running processes.

Looks like I will have to look at excluding from the on-access  scans too then




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