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Kudos0

Excluding a mapped network drive

I am running NIE 2010 on a desktop running Vista. I have a network drive mapped to my computer that is being included in the full system scans that I would like to exclude.  However, when I go into settings to select folders to exclude, the mapped drive is not listed.  Yet when I go and run another full scan it gets included once again.  I have tried logging off the drive, rebooting and remapping it, but the same thing happens.

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Re: Excluding a mapped network drive

sdphillips:

Norton is quite determined to scan anything it can access in the idle time scan system.  In order to exclude on of your drives, it will be necessary to turn off the idle time scans and build a scheduled scan task that excludes the network drive.  The idle quick scans will still run.  The scheduled scan will scan what you want, but will only run at the time specified, rather than idle time.

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Kudos0

Re: Excluding a mapped network drive

I have the same problem. I have a mapped drive that is connected to a remote sever in another country via a VPN. The drive is very large, there is a huge amount of data on it, the internet connection at the other end is not very fast, and the VPN slows things down even further. If I forget to dosconnect form the drive I can sometimes find Norton busy scanning it in the morning. Given the amount of data on the drive and the speed of the connection my guess is that the scan would not actually complete before the next one was due, one week later. Apart from the annoyance factor, this is a ridiculous waste of internet bandwidth. It doesn't even achieve anything, because the drive is regularly scanned locally (using Norton products, in fact).There really needs to be an option to exclude drives from idle time scans.

Unfortunately, your suggestion also doesn't seem like a solution for me. I am running Norton Internet Security 2010, and if I scedule a full scan I do not have the option of excluding anything. If I create a custom scan I can only include files and folders. There is no option to scan running processes, boot records, etc. Or am I missing something that would allow me to build a custom scan that includes everything, except for one mapped drive?

Thanks for any help.

Richard

Kudos0

Re: Excluding a mapped network drive


rijackson741 wrote:

I have the same problem. I have a mapped drive that is connected to a remote sever in another country via a VPN. The drive is very large, there is a huge amount of data on it, the internet connection at the other end is not very fast, and the VPN slows things down even further. If I forget to dosconnect form the drive I can sometimes find Norton busy scanning it in the morning. Given the amount of data on the drive and the speed of the connection my guess is that the scan would not actually complete before the next one was due, one week later. Apart from the annoyance factor, this is a ridiculous waste of internet bandwidth. It doesn't even achieve anything, because the drive is regularly scanned locally (using Norton products, in fact).There really needs to be an option to exclude drives from idle time scans.

Unfortunately, your suggestion also doesn't seem like a solution for me. I am running Norton Internet Security 2010, and if I scedule a full scan I do not have the option of excluding anything. If I create a custom scan I can only include files and folders. There is no option to scan running processes, boot records, etc. Or am I missing something that would allow me to build a custom scan that includes everything, except for one mapped drive?

Thanks for any help.

Richard


Richard,


I agree with Del on the proposed solution and here is a little bit of explanation. Scheduling scan is the best way to go about your dealing with your requirement. Custom scan need not scan running processes and boot records if you have the Norton Insight feature turned on and if the scan performance profile is set to Standard trust. Additionally, with custom scan you can also configure your drives to be scanned. If you are really paranoid about these items, I would suggest that you configure your entire primary partition and the remaining drives but for the network drive.


Does that make sense.


-MbR

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