Exclude files from Automatic Scans

By default, your Norton product scans all the files and folders on your Mac. However, you can configure it not to scan certain files or directories. You can exclude some frequently used applications from Automatic Scans to reduce the scanning time.

Exclude a file from Automatic Scans

  1. In the Norton product main window, click Advanced.

  2. On the left pane, click Protect My Mac

  3. In the Automatic Scans row, click the settings icon.

  4. In the Automatic Scans window, click Don't scan these folders.

  5. Click +.

  6. Browse for the folder that you do not want your Norton product to scan automatically.

  7. Click Exclude.

  8. Click Save.

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DOCID: v54280592_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017