Sorry to weigh in so late in the game.
Found this blog while searching for information on what to exclude from
realtime scanners, with regard to Solidworks files, in order to help out
our CAD guys. I feel that IT is a "support" function, and Engineering or
Design staff, are basically my "customers". While I feel that it is best
to be proactive and open to create the best working environment for the
organization, I also understand that not all "IT" are created equal.
Sympathy for those with "shortsighted" or "narrow-minded" IT staff (which
may be all to common).
Anyway, information about what exactly to exlude from realtime and
scheduled scans, is ambiguous.
If Anti-malware realtime scanners can seriously impact stability and
performance of Solidworks, where are the recommendations from Solidworks
Corp, on what should be excluded from an Antivirus realtime scan? I would
like to help, but cannot effectively apply exclusions, without legitimate,
exact filenames, process names, paths, etc.
Additionally, from an IT perspective, Antivirus scanners are necessary
because some ill-reputes decided to ruin everyone's lives, by creating
malware in the first place. If you need to be upset at someone, why not
the !@#$%& virus authors!
Antivirus is also not necessarily mandated by IT (although it is obviously
the correct choice), but rather by the business itself. IT is tasked with
providing adequate protection of and ensure compliance for, critical data
and elecronic operations, necessary for the business.
Can anyone provide detailed information about what exactly to add to
realtime scan exlusions? I've already added .SLDDRW, .SLDPRT, and
.SLDASM's. Are there exe's, or working or temp directory paths also??
Hoping to help out...
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