Exclude Files & Folders

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With this feature, you can specify which files and folders should not be included during scanning for ransomware and other malicious attacks. Exclusion of files helps you avoid unnecessary scanning of files that have already been scanned or you are sure that certain files should not be scanned.

You can exclude files from being scanned from the following scanning modules.

  • Known virus detection
  • DNAScan
  • Suspicious packed files scan
  • Behavior detection
  • Ransomware detection

Configuring Exclude Files & Folders

To configure Exclude Files & Folders, follow these steps:

  1. Open Quick Heal AntiVirus Server Edition.
  2. On the left pane, click Protection and then click Scan Settings.
  3. On the Scan Settings screen, click Exclude Files & Folders.
    The Exclude Files & Folders details screen appears. Here you see the list of excluded files and folders that have been added.
  4. To add a new file or folder, click Add.
    The New Exclude Item screen appears.
  5. In the Item text box, provide the path to the file or folder. You can also click the file or folder icon to select the path.
    Ensure that you provide the path to the correct file or folder, else a message appears.
  6. Under Exclude From, select the modules from which you want to exclude the selected file or folder.
    You can select either Known virus detection or any from DNAScan, Suspicious packed files scan, and Behavior Detection and Ransomware detection options.
  7. Click OK.
  8. To save your settings, click Save Changes.


  • If you are getting warning for a known virus in a clean file, you can exclude it for scanning of Known Virus Detection.
  • If you are getting a DNAScan warning in a clean file, you can exclude it from being scanned for DNAScan.
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