What file types do Symantec recommend for exclusion from real time scanning in a deployment of Symantec Scan Engine (SSE) or Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) for Network Attached Storage (NAS)?
As with any other real time Antivirus scanner, there are certain file types that are not indicated for either real time scanning, or frequent interactions by other processes.
This information largely depends on the environment being used. The files in the list below are recommended to be excluded from real time scanning.
In addition to the list below, there is a need to understand which files are likely to change on a frequent basis in the NAS environment, and to consider them for exclusion from real time scanning as well.
The following files change very frequently and are accessed by multiple users, so the scanners performance could be affected by scanning them in real time.
The following file types are often utilized by programs or scripts that will not tolerate the delays involved in scanning or the files may no longer exist when the scan request is fulfilled (particularly in local scanning scenarios such as with NetApp scanners or ICAP scanners using FILEMOD):
NOTE: When scanning Windows User Profiles, the number of Scan Requests generated can be very high. In this scenario it's crucial to assess Hardware and Network Resources properly for the users not to experience slow or denied access to their profiles.