I am using VirusScan 8.8, managed byePO 5.1. In my "On-Access Default Processing Policy" I can add and an "Exclusion"; a file or folder to exclude from virus scanning. I havetested this and have found that I can specify a full folder path, or just afile name to create an exclusion. I have been using the EICAR test file.
My question is this: If I now had asecond test file with a different virus signature and I also name it"EICAR-test.txt" would this file be flagged as a virus or would I beallowed to open it? i.e. Is the signature of the original EICAR-test.txt filesomehow tied to the exception? Or is the exception purely based on file name,and not tied to the content of the file in any way?
Does anyone know of a second virustest file with a different virus signature that I could test this out with?
Thanks for the help
on 3/26/14 9:58:59 AM CDT
If "C:\Clean\ThisFile.exe" is CLEAN
And "C:\Infected\ThisFile.exe" is INFECTED
A pattern-matching exclusion of "ThisFile.exe" will exclude both.