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Ladik777
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Disable scanning of symbolic links

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Hi,

I use Norton 360 version 20.2.0.19 and I would like to ask you, if there is way to disable following symbolic links when scanning computer? Thank you.

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HarryP
Posts: 788
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: Disable scanning of symbolic links

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Hi Ladik777,

 

Welcome to Norton Community!!

 

Until or unless you are sure that the file(symbolic links) won't cause any vulnerability isues, we won't recommend you to add the file to the scan exclusion list. You can add the file to the Exclusions in Scans and Risks tab, which will avoid scanning of those links. 

 

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Thanks,

HarryP

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Ladik777
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Disable scanning of symbolic links

Thank you. I don't want to exlude real files or folders, but just following links. When I scan whole system, then some files are scanned twice - because of links.

 

And when I want to scan foreign HDD and on this HDD is operating system, then links in e:\users... cause Norton to scan my own PC rather then foreign HDD.