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ePO 5.3 wildcards for on-access exclusion

Hello to everyone.

I have a few questions:

I want to exclude from every path the folder "example" and all its subfolders...

Which is correct from the above?

1.     **\example\**          (with the "exclude and subfolders" checked)

2.     **\example\            (with the "exclude and subfolders" checked)    

What's the difference?

And the last question...

Which is correct from the above to exclude from every path the file "example.zip"?

1.     **\example.zip

2.     example.zip

Thanks in advance,

Alex 

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Re: ePO 5.3 wildcards for on-access exclusion

Which is correct from the above?

1.    **\example\**          (with the "exclude and subfolders" checked)

2.    **\example\            (with the "exclude and subfolders" checked)

Number 2 is correct.

What's the difference?

I'm 90% sure Number 1 doesn't work.    If you're pointing at a directory, you have to end with \, otherwise, it will appear to be a file.  I also think that ** can only start an entry, but I'm not sure about that.

Which is correct from the above to exclude from every path the file "example.zip"?

1.     **\example.zip

2.     example.zip

Number 1 is correct.  Number 2 will, I think, work fine, but Number 1 is more proper. 

Re: ePO 5.3 wildcards for on-access exclusion

thinkead thanks for your answer,

I think you're right but in mcafee knowledgebase (McAfee KnowledgeBase - How to use wildcards when creating exclusions in VirusScan Enterprise 8.x or ...) have some examples with the two asterisks :

**\Temp\**

Exclude the Temp folder in any location, on any drive

In this example the following directories would be excluded:

  • C:\temp

    D:\windows\temp

    c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Local Settings\temp

I want to be sure because I want to install VSE to Domain Controllers...

Re: ePO 5.3 wildcards for on-access exclusion

What I don't know is whether **\Temp\** would exclude subfolders of a directory called Temp (i.e. C:\Windows\Temp\Testfolder).  I'd suggest testing it. 

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