Scan Exclusions

Configure scan exclusions to increase the scanning performance and skip scanning files causing false alarms. When a particular scan type runs, Apex One checks the scan exclusion list to determine which files on the endpoint will be excluded from both virus/malware and spyware/grayware scanning.

When you enable scan exclusion, Apex One will not scan a file under the following conditions:

  • The file is found under a specific directory (or any of its sub-directories).

  • The file name matches any of the names in the exclusion list.

  • The file extension matches any of the extensions in the exclusion list.


For a list of products that Trend Micro recommends excluding from Real-Time scans, go to: