McAfee keeps scanning excluded directories

Posted on 2012-08-31
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Does anyone have same problems with McAfee?  It just keeps scanning excluded folders and sub folders that listed in the excluded options.  I tried insert as %temp% or C:\Temp and no luck.  Using Enterprise version 8.7.0i
Should I be concern about the product in general?
Question by:Tiras25

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djsharma earned 1000 total points
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Todd Gerbert earned 1000 total points
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In the interest of full disclosure, this isn't really an answer to your question, so feel free to disregard my comment entirely, and do NOT assign any points to it.

I was never a fan of McAfee - it's been so long since I abandoned it, though, I can't really remember any specifics (though I definitely remember their administration server & console was atrocious, and seem to recall a heavy footprint on workstations). I have had great success with AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials/Forefront Endpoint Protection on stand-alone workstations, and Kaspersky Anti-Virus in an enterprise environment.

Since it's been so long since I've checked out Mcafee, I can't really say with certainty that you should immediately dump it and switch, but I do highly recommend you check out some alternatives for comparison's sake.

As for your particular problem: did you check the Help file, or online documentation, for the precise syntax of exclusions? e.g. It may matter whether you write C:\temp, C:\temp\ or C:\temp\*.*...

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In McAfee Enterprise Edition Antivirus U Should Select "INCLUDE SUB-FOLDERS"
then it wont scan that folder...
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I have it included. Still scanning.

I will see what toeber recommend re syntax. Or try another product.

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