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Exclude files and folders from Norton Auto-Protect, SONAR, and Download Intelligence scans

You can use Scan Exclusions window and Real Time Exclusions window to exclude viruses and other high-risk security threats from scanning.

Exclude high-risk security threats from scanning

  1. Start Norton.

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

  2. In the Norton 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, do one of the following:

    • In the Items to Exclude from Scans row, click Configure.

    • In the Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, SONAR and Download Intelligence Detection row, click Configure.

  6. In the window that appears, click Add Folders or Add Files.

  7. In the Add Item dialog box, click the browse icon.

  8. In the dialog box that appears, select the item that you want to exclude from the scan.

  9. Click OK.

  10. In the Add Item dialog box, click OK.

  11. In the window that appears, click Apply, and then click OK.

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DOCID: v3672136
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 07/17/2019