Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The anti-virus exclusion list round-up to rule them all... Or I'm running SQL Server/Windows/FRS/other Microsoft server products, what folders, files and processes should I exclude in my anti-virus scanning?

The MED-V Blog - Looking for an Anti-Virus exclusion list? Here’s your one-stop shop

"Security is something that is at the top of everyone’s mind, but what if your A/V software actually causes an issue with some of the software you’re running? If that’s the case then there’s probably an exclusion you need to make to keep things safe, secure and working smoothly. Luckily Microsoft’s own Jeff Patterson and Tony Soper have put together a pretty comprehensive list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server, including AD, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr, Hyper-V, SQL, WSUS, MED-V, DPM, App-V and much much more. You can check it out on our TechNet Wiki below:

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TechNet Articles - Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List

"One place on the web where you can find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server. Feel free to add to the list, it is the wiki way!

HINT: Subscribe to the RSS feed for this wiki page to get auto-notification when it is updated!


This is a list I can see coming in handy. I hate fighting with people over what's "okay" to exclude from scanning. Having an "official" list of appropriate KB's will help immensely.

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