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Exclude files with low-risk signatures from Norton scans

Norton Signature Exclusions let you select specific known security risks to exclude from Norton scans. For example, if a legitimate app, like a free game, relies on another program, like adware, to function, you might decide to keep the adware, even if it exposes you to risk. You might also decide not to be notified about the program in future scans.

Exclusions reduce your protection and should be used only if you have a specific need and fully understand the potential risk of excluding known threats from Norton scans.

Add a low-risk signature to the Signature Exclusions

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, click Settings.

  3. In the Settings window, click Antivirus.

  4. In the Antivirus settings window, click the Scans and Risks tab.

  5. Under Exclusions / Low Risks, in the Signatures to Exclude from All Detections row, click Configure.

  6. In the Signature Exclusions window, click Add.

  7. In the Security Risks window, click on a security risk that you want to exclude and then click Add.

  8. In the Signature Exclusions window, click Apply, and then click OK.

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DOCID: v15463085
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/06/2022