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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