I know this has been asked before but it is RRS feed

  • Question

  • getting tiring to have to keep asking this age old question


    Any way to have WOC to stop the scanning of every program you start to run


    Second every time I open a file folder that has exe files it takes forever to display the icons because msmpeng scans the same folder again and again


    MSMPENG has been an issue from the start.


    We need a true exclusion option that will not only exclude folders when a scan runs but also to stop a scan every time a know program starts IE is a get example of this


    Lets make this a great new function to this great product


    Thanks and please help



    Friday, August 8, 2008 2:26 AM


  • Tom, if you stop a scan from happening, you are defeating the purpose of a virus scanner. If the exe is excluded from being scanned, it may have been infected by a virus and it will load and cause harm.

    If a folder of exe files is taking an inordinate amount of time to display and msmpeng is scanning excessively, I'd look for a conflict with something else, as this is not normal unless the PC is low on resources.

    I won't post the usual "how to reach support" link, but I do suggest that you contact them to investigate this.



    Friday, August 8, 2008 3:17 PM