• All Community
    • All Community
    • Forums
    • Ideas
    • Blogs
Advanced

Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!

Kudos0

How do I exclude a drive from all scans and protections?

Hi There.

Just bought a new W10 Pro computer with an SSD as the C (OS) drive and a HDD as the D (Data) drive.

I want to configure NS to completely exclude the D drive from all scans and protections, like Sonar, Auto-Protect.

Don't want NS to touch that internal HDD drive.

Many thanks,

EN :)

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."

Replies

Accepted Solution
Kudos2 Stats

Re: How do I exclude a drive from all scans and protections?

Start by going into Norton Settings - Antivirus -Scans and risks. Then click on configure beside Items to Exclude from Scans. 

In the Scan Exclusions page click on Add Folders. Then click the browse button in the Add Item dialog. In the Select a Directory list, click on your D drive, then click on OK.

Then click on OK in the Add Item box and you will see the Settings box come up with a message about the entire drive being selected. Click yes to set this up. 

Now go back and do the same for the second setting shown in my first image.  Items to exclude from Auto Protect, SONAR, and Download Intelligence Detection.

That should stop all scans of your D drive.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: How do I exclude a drive from all scans and protections?

Hi peterweb -

Brilliantly presented. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

I was basically on the right track but had to be sure. Kudos and Solution given!

EN :)

P.S. If you are copying files from an external drive to the D (HDD) drive you also need to exclude the external as well!

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Kudos0

Re: How do I exclude a drive from all scans and protections?

You are welcome. Glad I could help.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.