Modern anti-virus packages installed by users on Windows systems very often behave quite unpredictably, recognizing some files, folders or Internet pages as potentially dangerous. Some programs may be identified as unwanted software. Of course, this does not apply to absolutely all antiviruses, since most often problems are observed only with Avast packages. But popular protection products from Eset can also sometimes require manual user intervention.
Let's decide together how to add files, folders and installed programs to exceptions in Eset, including those that may require access to certain Internet resources during operation. There may be several options for action, but it all depends on what kind of object and for what purposes.must be excluded from the list of mandatory scans in both automatic and manual modes.
How to add folders to the Eset NOD32 exclusion when scanning a disk?
The most primitive method of ignoring the scan of some object or group of objects is to launch a selective scan, in which in the disk selection window with all their contents, you must select only those disks or directories for which the scan will be performed after the start of the process.
However, this is inconvenient in the sense that real-time file system protection is active by default, while the antivirus itself monitors the system's security anyway.
How to add files and folders to exceptions in Eset?
It's much easier to tell the antivirus the user-selected directories or files that will be ignored by absolutely all built-in protection modules (both the main antivirus and the additional firewall that is present in Smart Security and Internet Security modifications). To do this, you need to call the advanced settings section using the RMB menu called on the antivirus icon in the system tray, then in the exceptions block click on the link for changing settings and click on the add object button.
Now you can select either the entire disk (partition), or a separate directory, or some file, and then save the set options.
Now let's see how to add only files to exclusions in Esetsome particular type or format. To do this, when specifying a drive or folder, you must use the extension task, highlighting it on the left with an asterisk. For example, in the system partition, you need to exclude all files in the DOC format from the scan list.
In this case, you must specify the sequence shown in the image above.
Alternative method for accessing the exclusion list
And a few more words about how to add user-selectable objects to the exception in Eset, but using alternative access to the necessary antivirus settings. Similarly to the previous example, you can use the main program window with the choice of editing the real-time file system protection settings, which are located in the settings section of the main menu on the left.
After clicking on the arrow to go to custom options in the protection block, you will need to open the drop-down list and select the change of exclusions in it. After that, the same window for adding a new element will appear, which was presented in the previous example.
To manage exceptions in terms of Internet access, a block of appropriate parameters is used, located in the same section as the file system protection toolkit. Also, management can be done at the URL level, where addresses with allowed access are registered.
Note: when performing an on-demand scan, you must enable the exception skip option in the scan options!
Options to disable some protection modules
Finally, with the main questions about how to add user objects to Eset exceptions that are obviously not dangerous (for example, hacked programs with key generators or licenses like KeyGen.exe), clarity has been made. It remains to be said that in some cases it may be advisable to disable protections in the form of monitoring the security of the file system and filtering traffic at the firewall level.
In this situation, you can either suspend protection for a certain period of time (for example, when downloading files from the Internet), or disable only the firewall (allow all traffic). But such actions are extremely unsafe, so it is highly recommended to activate full protection after downloads, applets installation, etc.