1. What version of CIS, or Comodo Firewall, are you currently using:
CIS version 7.0.313494.4115
2. What actually happened or you saw:
I see options to exclude files and folders and even executable’s, but no option to exclude extensions.
3. What you wanted to happen or see:
I want the ability to exclude multiple extensions like for example rar, jpeg, iso, etc… I want to select 1 or 2 or how many extensions I want to be excluded from scans.
4. Why you think it is desirable:
Because its very useful since you can literally exclude hundreds of files in different locations without searching for the files and/or folders and manually selecting all.
5. Any other information:
Very few security suites have this option, so Comodo adding this feature will make it ones of the very few who have this feature. This is a big bullet point feature and its extremely useful.
I think there is likely a reason this option is not currently available. Malware often hides itself by pretending to be a different type of file than it is. Thus, for example, if you exclude all .rar files, you will also exclude any malware which hides as .rar, but is really an executable. Thus, I think this may be a dangerous option.
What do you think? Do you think this would be helpful, despite the danger? If so, please explain further.
Already possible: Exclude file extensions from CIS AV - YouTube
Basically just add a random file then edit it and remove everything and then add wildcard + the file extension you want (example: *.rar )
Thanks. I was not aware of that.
I will therefore move this to the Added board.
WOW. Why are such gems hidden in Comodo though. This is very useful and glad its actually possible.
I feel like this needs a more visible option to show that its there and its possible.