A file, folder, file extension or application needs to be excluded from being scanned by one or more features of the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client.
Such exclusions can be configured for managed SEP clients using Centralized Exceptions policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console.
Exceptions policies contain exceptions for the following types of scans for Windows-based operating systems:
Follow the instructions below to make the type of exception required.
Note: Security Risk Exceptions are global, and apply to all Scheduled Scans as well as real-time Auto-Protect.
For more information please see Exceptions Policy
Glossary of File/Folder Prefix Variables
|NAME OF PREFIX||Description|
|PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON||A folder for components that are shared across applications. A typical path is C:\Program Files\Common Files|
|SYSTEM||The Windows System folder. A typical path is C:\Windows\System32 or C:\WINNT\System32|
|COMMON_PROGRAMS||The file system folder that contains the folders for the common program groups that appear on the Start menu for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs|
|COMMON_DOCUMENTS||The file system folder that contains documents that common to all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents|
|PROGRAM_FILES||The Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files|
|COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY||The file system folder that contains files and folders that appear on the desktop for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop|
|WINDOWS||The Windows folder or SYSROOT. This corresponds to the %windir% or %SYSTEMROOT% environmental variables. A typical path is C:\Windows or C:\WINNT|
|COMMON_APPDATA||The file system folder containing application data for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data|
|COMMON_STARTUP||The file system folder that contains all the programs that appear in the Startup folder for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup|
|USER_PROFILE||File system folders that correspond to all the users.|
|SYSTEM_DRIVE||The SYSTEM_DRIVE variable indicates the location where the Windows operating system is installed|
Note: Endpoint Protection does allow the use of wildcards with 14.3 RU5 and newer Windows clients.
See what's new for 14.3 RU5