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Trusted zone file exclusion masks – examples for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows

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2013 Mar 01 ID: 8244
 
 
 
 

An exclusion rule is a sum of conditions configured in Trusted zone that tells Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows to skip a particular object during an antivirus scan.

The following objects can be excluded:

The article explains how to create the following exclusion types:

  • file extension-based mask;
  • file name-based mask;
  • folder name-based mask.

Masks can contain any symbols (including special ones) allowed for file names:

* - stands for zero or more symbols;
? - stands for any single symbol.

 File name and extension have to be separated with a dot.

Masks not containing file paths (name- or extension-based masks)

 

*.exe – all files with .exe extension.
*.ex? – all files with .ex? extension, where ? can substitute any single symbol.
test – all files named test.

Masks containing absolute file paths (file extension, file name, or area name-based masks)

  • C:\dir\*.* or C:\dir\* or C:\dir\ – all files inside the C:\dir\ folder.
  • C:\dir\*.exe – all files inside the C:\dir\ folder with .exe extension.
  • C:\dir\*.ex? – all files inside the C:\dir\ folder with .ex? extension where ? stands for any single symbol.
  • C:\dir\test – C:\dir\test file only.
  • C:\dir\dir*\file.exe – file.exe file inside the C:\dir\dir* folder, with * standing for any number of symbols.
  • C:\dir\dir???\file.exe – file.exe file inside the C:\dir \dir??? folder, with ? standing for any single symbol.

     You can use the * and ? symbols in the middle of a path (e.g. when indicating a subfolder) only when indicating an absolute file path.

    If the option Include subfolders is enabled, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows excludes the folder and all subfolders of all tiers.

    If the option Include subfolders is disabled, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows excludes only the folder itself.

File path masks (folder name-based)

  • dir\*.* or dir\* or dir\ – all files in all dir\ folders;
  • dir\test – all the files named test in dir\ folders;
  • dir\*.exe – all files with .exe extension in all dir\ folders;
  • dir\*.ex? – all files with .ex? Extension in all dir\ folders, where ? stands for any single symbol.

 Using a *.* or * mask without a classification is equal to disabling the protection.

 
 
 
 
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Applies To:

  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for workstations)
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for file server)
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows (for workstations)
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows (for file servers)