Looks like all the extra stuff is addressed with %windir%\*
Yeah, but I guess the question is, why didn't they just use that path in the existing versions?
Qwexion: what's the diff between C:\Windows* and C:\Windows\*
The former includes all files & folders in C:\Windows but the latter only folders?
Good question, but I believe they'll do the exact same thing.
The help file says to protect everything in C:\windows\system32
, use C:\windows\system32\*
However, looking at the way exclusions in the AV work, if you exclude a folder, (navigate to the folder and tell it to exclude) the format CIS adds to the list is C:\foo\bar*
, not C:\foo\bar\*
. But the two exclusions that come by default have the "\
" before the wildcard. For example, C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\*
Why the difference between those you add and the defaults?
So I did a quick test with my music folder because it has both files sitting in the main directory, and folders for all the artists/albums. Using either the My Music\*
or My Music*
syntax netted the exact same results when I run a scan. (Zero files scanned) So assuming the path syntax for the protected files section works the same as with the AV exclusions, the "\
" before the wildcard is irrelevant.
Edit: Added some bold face to the paths.