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I have a number of questions regarding ESET Protect Cloud policies and how Exclusions work in multiple locations

1. Under a policy covering ESET File Security for Windows Server (V6+), do the Performance Exclusions under Detection Engine and the Processes Exclusions under Real-time file system protection have an effect on each other? Do these interact with each other at all?


2. Are both of the exclusions above this covered by the rule to ignore exclusions that you can turn on for scheduled scans?


3.  Does having an exclusion in a policy, for a directory/application that does not exist on the server, have any effect on of memory or processor usage on the server it's used on?

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1, If you add a performance exclusion, the file or folder will not be scanned by any of the scanners. If you add a process exclusion, real-time protection won't scan files that the process touches.

2, Obviously the setting to ignore exclusions can be valid only for performance exclusions. Process exclusions make no sense for on-demand scans.

3, It doesn't have any adverse effect on memory consumption or performance.

Please keep in mind that every exclusion creates a potential security hole that can be exploited by attackers or malware. Use exclusions with care and only if you come across an issue that cannot be resolved otherwise.

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