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Offline KirillK

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Hello there,


I have a question regarding adding some specific folders as exceptions to the Avast Antivirus so it doesn't scan them.
The question is: when I add an asterix - does it imply all nested directories up to the bottom, or only 1 level (files in all directories which match asterix)

In other words, does:
D:/DEV/*

will inlcude
D:/DEV/Dir1/Dir2/Dir3

or just
D:/DEV/Dir1

Thank you!



Windows 8.1
Avast Antivirus 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541)

Offline Asyn

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Re: Avast Antivirus > Exceptions (path to specific folder not to scan)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 11:41:03 AM »
-> https://support.avast.com/article/168/ (Excluding files/websites)
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Re: Avast Antivirus > Exceptions (path to specific folder not to scan)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »
you can test it ... download and save EICAR test file in those locations and see if it is detected



Offline igor

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Re: Avast Antivirus > Exceptions (path to specific folder not to scan)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 12:34:02 PM »
It matches anything below, i.e. any number of subfolders.