How to exclude the high-risk security threat files and folders from Norton Scan?

Sometimes, Norton may scan certain file(s) or folders in your system and prompt you to take action on them as they have found it as ‘high-risk security threat’. But those file(s) or folders may be very important for you, as they contain the confidential file (s) or documents and you don’t want to lose them at all.If you’re searching for some solution for that then this article will be a rescuer for you and read it for the same.

You may try ‘Scan Extensions’ window and ‘Real Time Exclusions’ window in your Norton setup, to completely exclude the viruses and other high-risk security threats from scanning.

Check out the steps to exclude the high-risk security threats from Norton scanning as mentioned below-

  1. Open the Norton main window.
  2. Select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Click on the ‘Norton Antivirus’ option.
  4. Select the ‘Scans and Risks’ tab.
  5. Below ‘Exclusions or Low Risks’, do any of the following-
  • The items to exclude from Scans row, select the ‘Configure’.
  • The items to exclude from the Auto-protect, SONAR, and Download Intelligence Detection row, select the ‘Configure’.
  1. Select the ‘Add Folders or Add files’ from the window that appears on the screen.
  2. Click on the ‘Browse’ icon from the ‘Add item dialog box’.
  3. Select the item that you wanted to exclude from the Norton scan.
  4. Click on the ‘Ok’ option.
  5. Select ‘Ok’, in the ‘Add item’ dialog box.
  6. On the prompted screen click on the ‘Apply’.
  7. Select ‘Ok’.

Note- You needs to go to link to launch any of the Norton products on your system, successfully.

You need to add the specific security risk to the ‘Signature Exclusions’ window for excluding the security risk from scanning. For that, you need to follow certain steps to do it, correctly but before that, you need to select the threat file(s) by name and add it to the list.

Tips- Excluding the security risk from Norton Scans, the protection level power of your system gets reduced. It is recommended, select those excluding file (s) which you’re fully confident about.

Check out the steps to add a signature to the ‘Signature Exclusions’ as given below-

  1. Click to open Norton Antivirus on your system.
  2. Select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Click on the ‘Antivirus’ button.
  4. Select the ‘Scans and Risks’ tab.
  5. Under ‘Exclusions/Low risks’ option, select ‘All Detentions’ row.
  6. Click on the ‘Configure’ option.
  7. Select the ‘Add’ option, in the ‘Signature Exclusions’ window.
  8. Click ‘Add’ in the ‘Security Risks’ window.
  9. Select the ‘Apply’ in the ‘Signature Exclusions’ window.
  10. Click ‘Ok’.




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