In ESET PROTECT 8.x and later, file exclusions are separated into two categories:
Endpoint users: Perform these steps on individual client workstations
Click Policies, select your desired policy for client computers and click Edit.
Click Settings → Detection Engine, expand Exclusions, and then click Edit next to Performance exclusions.
Click Add, type the directory that you want to exclude from scanning into the Path field and add a comment for the exclusion in the Comment field. Click OK. Make sure the file path for your exclusion is in the correct format, for example, "
Click Save when you are finished adding exclusions.
Click Finish to save your changes.
Click the Detections icon and then click the detection you want to exclude.
Select Create Exclusion.
Select the desired Exclusion criteria and click Add. Visit our online help topic for more information about Exclusion criteria.
Click More (...) → Exclusions to manage the Detection exclusion.