Format of realtime scan folder excludes?
My employer has given me a Windows computer with WithSecure™ Elements Agent running.
I have observed that when the realtime scan feature is running,
some C++ builds I run fail with randomly appearing Access violation and other similar error messages.
I would like to solve this problem by excluding the folder structure where these build are done from the scan.
However, I am unclear about the correct format of the exclude rows.
Say my builds happen in subfolders of
If I exclude exactly that string, I still see the errors.
If I exclude
C:\src\project\*, my builds succeed.
I have not been able to find a description of the syntax used here.
Is it available somewhere?
Would it be possible to have it available in the dialog where the excludes are configured?
Sethu Laks Posts: 773 Moderator
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You can use wildcards (*) and system environment variables in the path.
Note: the folder exclusion has to end with a backslash (\).
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\
- C:\Program Files*\Microsoft*
From this page, you can find more information about Using wildcards in exclusions in real-time scanning.
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