Antivirus Exclusions for the Server
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Antivirus Exclusions for the Server


Article ID: 290972


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Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)


This document contains the list of both files and folders that should be excluded in any other security software on the machine hosting the App Control Server.


  • App Control Server: All Supported Versions
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions


Exclusions for App Control Server:
Default Folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Server\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Console\

Specific Files:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Server\ParityServer.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Server\Reporter\ParityReporter.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Console\php\php-cgi.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Console\php\php8ts.dll

If using External Analytics Export

  • <Export Directory>\EventTrace-*.bt9
  • <Export Directory>\MetadataTrace-*.bt9
  • <Export Directory>\NetTrace-*.bt9

Additional Information

  • During installation the path for App Control Server may have been changed from the defaults listed above.
  • If using SQL Server on the same machine, check with the vendor about best practices for SQL Server.
  • Some vendors require a trailing asterisks (*) when entering exclusions. Sub-folders should be included on the exclusion. Please refer to the vendor's documentation
  • Windows Defender is enabled by default on Windows machines and also requires these exclusions
  • External Analytics files have a date stamp in the file name, the above exclusion paths are an example.