If 2- I'd say don't do it. Setting folder exclusions is only considered a best practice if the product explicitly details a required exclusion from antivirus products. It's not entirely clear and here's why. Again the scary thing is this would be out of our control as was shown with the WebRoot issue on Monday. Because scanning may hinder performance, large databases should not be scanned.
Exclude the following files: edb. Select what you need for protection and then choose each component separately for best protection and performance. To know more about Microsoft's exclusion list, refer to this TechNet article:. I'm going to offer a counter point to the prevailing answers to this thread. Does anyone know for sure based on experience? Sounds like a nasty Symantec Endpoint Protection infection to me.
You need software that is both effective and well behaved. It took a long time to isolate the problem because it was not easily reproducible and generally investigation was done after the issue resolved itself. It is expected that there will be a performance impact for networks beyond this speed. Normally, i have seen its Mcafee, Trend Micro, Sofos, Symantec etc. Hostile to infection programming should keep running on all machines in an appropriately oversaw system, regardless of whether other risk counteractive action measures are set up. I have scoured the Symantec support site as well as google and I'm coming up empty. Just one more thing that can cause an issue on a critical system that, according to you, you don't have redundancy on.
Be careful about which ports you open on the firewall to allow it to update. I've spent at least 3 hours on hold with Symantec enterprise support just waiting for someone to answer but no one is picking up or calling my back and it's driving me crazy. If you've got a spare machine or two laying around, check out your options with some of the OpenSource solutions available for your network. So many DataCenters rely on this integrated set of Anti-Virus, Spam, Intrusion Detection, etc, etc, etc. Last but not least, if you cannot afford a nice setup from Cisco or Juniper, go Linux! It should run on servers too, for two reasons: 1 they're the most critical computers in your environment, much more than client systems, and 2 they're no less at risk only because nobody actively uses or at least should not being actively using them for surfing the web: there's plenty of malware which can automatically spread across your network if it can get hold even of a single host.
Not having defense in depth is folly. I'd argue this is essentially the same as , as this is actually unrelated to the domain controller being a domain controller, and more to do with it being a file server. In an example of such real-world testing, a throughput of 1. If you use the default server policy it does include the recommended exclusions for most Windows servers and server applications. December 21, 2017 Added McAfee applications are not required if you select Let McAfee Decide.
Please recommend something else, I am eager to hear your response and possible replacements you may suggest. Refer to the documentation from the product or manufacturer to identify the network communications requirements for that product. Even though these exclusions are created automatically, it is important to confirm that the required exclusions exist, as imported settings from previous upgrades or other configuration changes can overrule these automatic exclusions. McAfee Application and Change Control 8. Opt out of automatic exclusions In Windows Server 2016, the predefined exclusions delivered by Security intelligence updates only exclude the default paths for a role or feature. Those cores weren't doing anything anyways.
If you have any unprotected systems, that will be a problem for you, even if no one is browsing from that machine. Our software is light on performance, but it's a consideration for low-spec machines or if scans need to be run during business hours, etc. Popping in to say thanks for the mention Brett : I don't want to step on the opinions of everyone here. Refer to this Microsoft article:. Each of these roles has its own unique requirements for network communication.
Search the Knowledge Center for either the error you received or a description of the issue you experienced. You can exclude corresponding file system objects from scan to maintain stability of such software. Group Policy Exclude the scanning of the Group Policy user registry information located in the folder: Group Policy user registry information. I am new to the enterprise anti-virus security setup and I am testing Vipre for our firm. It will find some way through your edge firewall and have the run of your network. Most scanners also scan a very large number of file types that can't even be infected because they cannot contain active code.
If the workstation is properly secured then the server will not get encrypted. These exclusions will not appear in the standard exclusion lists shown in the. The table below details the folders recommended to be excluded. While that would be nice it often leads to performance problems. A link to documentation would be ideal. Antivirus scanning of these files can prevent the files from being used or may prevent a security policy from being applied to the file. Seriously, though, the product caused us major problems with Customers losing access to their servers, etc.
The latest version of Endpoint Protection now automatically adds exclusions that are not visible from the Endpoint Protection Manager. Here's some background about why I'm asking this question: I've never questioned that antivirus software should be running on all windows machines, period. Real-time and scheduled scanning exclusions Some Windows server roles require that specific folders and processes be excluded from AntiVirus real-time and scheduled scans, Tamper Protection monitoring, and other heuristic monitoring components. I always try sealing as much as possible and keeping them updated. Many corporations in my experience simple install the anti-virus application; then configure the virus signature updates and believe that that they are done — but there is a small oversight — certain files in Windows need to be excluded for various reasons such as performance and functionality. Most of their propagation strategies relied on either social engineering the end user clicking yes or on known vulnerabilities that patches were already released for. The first is for redundancy so it should be on a second physical system - either standalone or as a virtual guest.