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Excluding a Folder from Scanner

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I have a Linux system that is being managed by the ePolicy Orchestrator, version 5.9.1

This system in particular generates a lot of traffic in a few specific folders, such as /home/user. I would like to exclude this folder and others from being scanned by the McAfee service. Is there a way to do this through the ePO, or on the server itself?

The Linux system has Agent 5.6.1, with Endpoint Security version 10.5.

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Hi @farrg 

Yes, there is a way to exclude these directories from scanning. Which component are you looking to exclude them from, On-Access Scanning? If so, please see the information here on how to add an exclusion directly on the system.

 

To add the exception on ePO do the following:

- Find the system in the system tree

- Bottom left click Actions > Directory Management > View Assigned Policies

- When viewing the policies, click the dropdown in the top middle next to Product and click on Endpoint Security Threat Prevention

- Locate the On-Access Scan policy

- In the policy find the section towards the bottom labeled Exclusions

- Add your directory location here, for example:

/home/

**Note - when adding your directory there is a checkbox to exclude subfolders, check this box, and click save**

- Save the policy when you're done, send a wake-up call and things should be good to go

 

Feel free to let me know if the above information helps, or if you have additional questions about the above notes.

 

Zach

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Hi @farrg 

Yes, there is a way to exclude these directories from scanning. Which component are you looking to exclude them from, On-Access Scanning? If so, please see the information here on how to add an exclusion directly on the system.

 

To add the exception on ePO do the following:

- Find the system in the system tree

- Bottom left click Actions > Directory Management > View Assigned Policies

- When viewing the policies, click the dropdown in the top middle next to Product and click on Endpoint Security Threat Prevention

- Locate the On-Access Scan policy

- In the policy find the section towards the bottom labeled Exclusions

- Add your directory location here, for example:

/home/

**Note - when adding your directory there is a checkbox to exclude subfolders, check this box, and click save**

- Save the policy when you're done, send a wake-up call and things should be good to go

 

Feel free to let me know if the above information helps, or if you have additional questions about the above notes.

 

Zach

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This is exactly what I needed, thank you. 

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you can set the folder exclusion in the ens threatprevention on-access policy 

in the process settings section scroll to the bottom and select add under the exclusions section

choose file name or path and add the folder path followed by a trailing /

ex: /home/user/

then select "also exclude subfolders"

save

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Perfect. Thank you.
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