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Administration Guide

Managing the AntiVirus exclusion list

FortiClient supports using wildcards and path variables to specify files and folders to exclude from scanning. The following wildcards and variables are supported, among others:

  • Using wildcards to exclude a range of file names with a specified extension, such as Edb*.jrs
  • Using wildcards to exclude all files with a specified extension, such as *.jrs
  • Path variable %windir%
  • Path variable %allusersprofile%
  • Path variable %systemroot%
  • Path variable %systemdrive%

Combinations of wildcards and variables are not supported.

To add files or folders to the AV exclusion list:
  1. On the Malware Protection tab, click the Settings icon.
  2. Under Exclusions, click Add. Select File or Folder.

    A Browse dialog box displays.

  3. Locate and select the file or folder, and click Open.

    The file or folder is added to the exclusion list, and will not be scanned by the AV engine.

To remove files or folders from the AV exclusion list:
  1. On the Malware Protection tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusions, select the desired item(s).
  3. Click Remove. The selected items are removed from the exclusion list.

Managing the AntiVirus exclusion list

FortiClient supports using wildcards and path variables to specify files and folders to exclude from scanning. The following wildcards and variables are supported, among others:

  • Using wildcards to exclude a range of file names with a specified extension, such as Edb*.jrs
  • Using wildcards to exclude all files with a specified extension, such as *.jrs
  • Path variable %windir%
  • Path variable %allusersprofile%
  • Path variable %systemroot%
  • Path variable %systemdrive%

Combinations of wildcards and variables are not supported.

To add files or folders to the AV exclusion list:
  1. On the Malware Protection tab, click the Settings icon.
  2. Under Exclusions, click Add. Select File or Folder.

    A Browse dialog box displays.

  3. Locate and select the file or folder, and click Open.

    The file or folder is added to the exclusion list, and will not be scanned by the AV engine.

To remove files or folders from the AV exclusion list:
  1. On the Malware Protection tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusions, select the desired item(s).
  3. Click Remove. The selected items are removed from the exclusion list.