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Excluding Forcepoint files from antivirus scans
Deployment and Installation Center | Web, Data, and Email Protection
 
Antivirus scanning can degrade the performance of Forcepoint security components. This article lists folders and files that should be excluded from antivirus scans.
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Refer to your antivirus vendor's documentation for instructions on excluding files from scans.
 
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Disabling antivirus for web protection solutions
It is a best practice to exclude the installation directory (includes subdirectories) from antivirus scans. By default this directory is:
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Windows (Forcepoint management server):
*:\Program Files (x86)\Websense
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Windows (all others):
*:\Program Files\Websense
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/opt/Websense/
Disabling antivirus for Forcepoint DLP
Management servers
It is a best practice to exclude the following (includes subdirectories) from antivirus scans.
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Non-management servers
On non-management servers, such as Forcepoint DLP standalone agents, exclude the following directories from antivirus scanning:
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Windows endpoints
The following directories should be excluded from the antivirus software that is deployed to Windows-based endpoint machines:
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Also exclude the following:
Processes
Forcepoint DLP Endpoint and Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint:
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Forcepoint DLP Endpoint only:
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Forcepoint One Endpoint only:
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Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint only:
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Forcepoint CASB Endpoint only:
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DLL files
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SYS files
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Mac endpoints
The following directories should be excluded from the antivirus software that is deployed to Mac-based endpoint machines:
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Also exclude the following:
Libraries
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Utility tool
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Disabling antivirus for Forcepoint Email Security
It is a best practice to exclude the installation folder (includes subfolders), by default:
*:\Program Files\Websense
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*:\Program Files (x86)\Websense
Also exclude any Forcepoint DLP folders that apply (see Disabling antivirus for Forcepoint DLP above).
Disabling antivirus for Forcepoint Security Appliance Manager (FSAM)
It is a best practice to exclude the installation directory (includes subdirectories) from antivirus scans. By default this directory is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Forcepoint\SAM

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