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How to add Antivirus exceptions

Bitdefender allows the exclusion of specific files, folders or file extensions from scanning.  To add any of them to the Exclusions list, follow the steps below.

 

Excepting files and folders from scanning

1. Click Protection on the navigation menu on the Bitdefender interface.

2. In the ANTIVIRUS pane, click Open.

3. In the Settings window, click Manage Exceptions.

4. Click +Add an Exception.

5. Enter the path of the folder you want to except from scanning in the corresponding field.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the folder by clicking the browse button in the right side of the interface, select it and click on OK.

6. Turn on the switch next to the protection feature that should not scan the folder. There are three options:

• Antivirus

• Online Threat Prevention

• Advanced Threat Defense

7. Click Save to save the changes and close the window.

 

Excepting file extensions from scanning

1. Click Protection on the navigation menu on the Bitdefender interface.

2. In the ANTIVIRUS pane, click Open.

3. In the Settings window, click Manage Exceptions.

4. Click +Add an Exception.

5. Type the extensions that you want to be excepted from scanning with a dot before them, separating them with semicolons (;). Example:

txt;avi;jpg

6. Turn on the switch next to the protection feature that should not scan the extension.

7. Click Save.

 

Deleting & modifying scan exceptions

If the configured scan exceptions are no longer needed, it is recommended that you delete them or disable scan exceptions.

1. Click Protection on the navigation menu on the Bitdefender interface.

2. In the ANTIVIRUS pane, click Open.

3. In the Settings window, click Manage Exceptions. A list with all your exceptions will be displayed.

4. To remove or edit scan exceptions, click one of the available buttons. Proceed as follows:

• To remove an entry from the list, click the bin button next to it.

• To edit an entry from the table, click the Edit button next to it. A new window appears where you can change the extension or the path to be excepted and the security feature you want them to be excepted from, as needed. Make the necessary changes, then click MODIFY.

 

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