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czql5v Apprentice 110 posts since
Aug 1, 2007
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May 7, 2013 1:02 PM


Hi All,


I hope someone can off some help\support.


We have had a user requesting that some applications be excluded from the policy scanning as they affect performance. They also asked if we could stop the scanning during startup, I was unaware that EPO\Mcafee scanned applications during startup? The only scanned policy with us is the daily one which occurs during silent hours.


Am I missing something? Does McAfee scan in the background automatically at set periods without a policy?


The questions I have are...

1. Can some of these applications be excluded from our UAD Policy scanning.

2. If they can be excluded - how can we achieve this.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




  • rackroyd McAfee Mentor 953 posts since
    Feb 3, 2010
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    1. May 8, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to czql5v)
    Re: Exclusions

    I'm guessing this is actually about VirusScan Enterprise (If not please state the end product other than the McAfee Agent).

    Moving to VSE Enterprise group so it can recieve better attention on using exclusions.

  • pboedges Apprentice 71 posts since
    Jan 20, 2009
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    3. May 10, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to czql5v)
    Re: Exclusions

    Are you running On-Demand Scans at all?  If you are i would check to see if you have the Run if Missed option checked, this would cause the scan to initiate within the specified timeframe and will impact a user when logging in.


    The application you referenced i am assuming that the On-Access Scanner (OAS) is the one that is causing the performance issue, and yes you can exclude the application from being scanned.  You can verify this by reviewing the logs on the local system \Program Data\McAfee\DesktopProtection


    OAS - Exclusion

    Policy Catalog > VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 > On-Access Default processes Policies

    Edit the policy for the system in question

    From the "Settings for" ensure that its set for the correct system type (Workstation or Server)

    Click the Exclusions tab


    Within the "What not to scan" box you can ADD a new exclusion and specify either the path or the executable.

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