I downloaded some files from website using FTP and these websites have been developed using .net and any .dll file is flagged as Risk by our Antivirus.

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our IT Made some changes to antivirus on my system but it still keeps flagging several .dll files as Risk and this goesnt in loop for ever.

I scanned some of these fils on virustotal.com and they came out clean.

how can i get this fixed without deleting these files. Unexclude/Undo Action Taken doesnt make any difference.

Here is the link for scan version for details https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/b3adf8b825cc10fdd8c1c13c66273022445a80fe894a7a1e18f4fba882b0d204/analysis/1494840803/

How can i get around this or stop Symantec from scanning this file or atleast ignore this file. This is frustrating as it keeps showing popup every 5-6 seconds and goes on for about 15-20 minutes and then stops for about 10 minutes and then starts again. this goes in look

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As described on Symantec support website, you can exclude a file or a folder from being scanned by:

On the Exceptions Policy page, click Exceptions.

Under Exceptions, click Add > Windows Exceptions > File.

In the Prefix variable drop-down box, select a common folder.

Select [NONE] to enter the absolute path and file name.

When you select a prefix, the exception can be used on different Windows operating systems.

In the File text box, type the name of the file.

If you select a prefix variable, the path should be relative to the prefix. If you select [NONE], type the full path name.


Paths must be denoted by using a backward slash.

Under Specify the types of scans that will exclude this file, select the type of scan (Security Risk, SONAR, or Application control).

You must select at least one type.

For security risk scans, under Specify the type of security risk scan, select Auto-Protect, Scheduled and on-demand, or All Scans.

See the help for information about why you might want to limit the exception to a specific type of security risk scan.

Click OK.

You can check the whole process here : hxxps://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO80920.html


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