McAfee Exclusions : Processes v's Files and Folders

Hi Everyone,

I am running McAfee ePO 5.1 and have several database servers, some clustered.

Can anyone let me know what are the differences between excluding Processes v's files and folders ?

Appreciate your assistance.

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If you exclude a file it won't be scanned by the realtime scanner, no matter which process does access it. The same is with folders.

If you exclude a process (it must be an executable file like .exe, .dll etc.) none of the files on your system will be scanned by the realtime scanner when being accessed by this process.

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