How to add an application to the Trusted list in Kaspersky Total Security

 

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How to add an application to the Trusted list in Kaspersky Total Security

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2014 Oct 29 ID: 11444
 
 
 
 

Some actions of regular applications may be classified as malicious in Kaspersky Total Security. If Kaspersky Total Security blocks an application that is sure to be reliable, add it to the Trusted list or create an exclusion rule for it. 

After you add an application to the Trusted, Kaspersky Total Security stops monitoring file and network activity of the program, as well as its access to the system registry. Its executable file will remain to be scanned for viruses. If you want to completely exclude a program from the scan scope, create an exclusion rule for it.

To add a program to the Trusted, do the following: 

  1. Open the Settings window in Kaspersky Total Security.
  2. In the Settings view, go to the Additional section and select Threats and exclusions in the right frame.  

To add a program to the Trusted, in the Settings view, go to the Additional section and select Threats and Exclusions

  1. In the Threats and exclusions settings window, click the Specify trusted applications link.

Click the Specify trusted applications link  

  1. In the Trusted applications window, click Add.

Add an application to the Trusted list

  1. Specify the executable file of the trusted application using the Browse button or by choosing the application from the list (only currently active applications are displayed).

Select an application on the list  

  1. At the Exclusions for application step, adjust the settings using the following check boxes:
    • Do not scan files before opening. Exclude any files opened by the application's process from the scan scope.
    • Do not monitor application activity. Exclude any activity of the application (even suspicious) from the scan scope of the System watcher component.
    • Do not inherit restrictions from the parent process (application). The application's activity is controlled according to the rules created by the user. If the check box is cleared, the application inherits the restrictions of the process that started it. 
    • Do not monitor child application activity. Exclude any activity (even suspicious) of the application's child processes from the scan scope of the System watcher component.
    • Allow interaction with Kaspersky Total Security interface
    • Do not scan all network traffic. Exclude the application's network traffic from the scope of virus and spam scan. However, this does not affect the scan performed by the Firewall component that analyzes the network activity of applications. 
    • To exclude only encrypted traffic from the scan scope, click the link Do not scan all traffic and select Do not scan encrypted traffic. With this option, SSL/TSL-encrypted traffic will not be scanned.  
    • Besides, you can apply the restriction to certain IP addresses and ports:
      • To skip scan for certain IP address, select the check box Only for specified IP addresses and specify IP addresses that do not need to be scanned. 
      • To skip scan for certain ports, select the check box Only for specified ports and specify them (use commas to separate port numbers).
  2. In the Exclusions for application window, click Add.

Create exclusions for an application 

  1. Close the application windows.

In Kaspersky Total Security, the Microsoft Windows Update system service file %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe is added to the Trusted list by default with the option Do not scan encrypted traffic enabled. Encrypted traffic of this service is not available for scan to any antivirus software. In case there is no exclusion rule for this service, it may cause an error.

 
 
 
 
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