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How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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As the title says, how can I manage to exclude an entire folder from real time scanning?

I am having issues when compiling in visual studio (MICROSOFT PROGRAM!! Unbelievable!!). How come I have to disable my antivirus real time scanner program to be able to WORK!!?

I looked for an answer on other forums and what you say is unbelievable. We paid for this, we should get a solution ASAP.

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Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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This was why Mcafee excluded whole folders from the exclusion list.

"Too risky to exclude an entire folder. Malware can spot an excluded folder and dump its contents in there. "

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Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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As you say you cannot. It has been asked for many times but so far the current version does not allow such. 

You can exclude files from real time scanning but the files will still I gather be detected in scheduled scans etc.

See if the mods can add more.

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Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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Thank you for your reply.

I cannot exclude the files every time because compilers generate executables and other files each time.

How can I get a solution for this? 

Are you telling me to disable the product I paid for(3 Years) to be able to work? 

Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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From what I gather the corporate product has this option. This as far as I know but not a corporate user. 

The consumer product is as I said file exclusion only. I will reask the owner of the program but do not hold out hope.

Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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This was why Mcafee excluded whole folders from the exclusion list.

"Too risky to exclude an entire folder. Malware can spot an excluded folder and dump its contents in there. "

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Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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It only takes a warning to the user and that's it, we can take responsibility for anything that happens within that folder, not having this option is inconvenient for people using Visual Studio.... lol, unbelievable.

Whatever I will just throw the garbage antivirus where it belongs, to the garbage.

Thank you for your time I appreciate it.

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This is great. I am uninstalling McAfee due to this limitation. As a developer I cannot continue to use a virus scanner that does not allow me to exclude my build directories from real time scanning. Ciao!

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Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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So is it better to turn off real-time scanning? Realtime scanning with development directories makes that Node.js scripts run 10 times slower.

Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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McAfee... this is pretty ridiculous. I too have a serious problem with how you allow users to exclude. 

The standard user isn't typically going to jump through the hoops of excluding files from scanning. For us power users this is a HUGE deal. As others have said, this makes using McAfee as my antivirus completely trivial/pointless. You essentially are saying to us power users that the only solution is to give up ALL security and turn off antivirus entirely.

Come on... 

When a user tries to exclude a folder rather than a single file Just put up a huge warning that says that excluding a folder is risky behavior and only recommended for power users who know what they are doing/who accept the risk.

Please do the right thing and give us a CHOICE. 

Re: How to exclude folders from real time scan?

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I have during my 15 years here as a volunteer mod prior to 2018 I  tried to get this kept as a feature. I think enterprise has it but the powers that be worry that if a whole folder is excluded hackers could hide malware there.

I see the point but feel it could be added for power users even if one had to jump through many hoops to discourage standard users to exclude folder willy nilly.

Just my thoughts

 

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