Immortal
Immortal

Documenting of large files types for AV exclusion list

Is there any documentation on the file types that are costly to check for anti-virus? For now VMDK and ISO come to mind. Also on a Mac, the extension for ISOs is usually .cdr which is the default extension Apples Disk Utility appends when ripping CD/DVD media.

For performance reasons, I would expect users to add large file types to their AV extensions exclude list.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Are there anti-virus applications on the Mac? I would have expected the lack of viruses on that platform to have killed this market Smiley Happy

You might want to add .vmem if you use virtual machines with a lot of virtual RAM. I cannot think of any other extension for large files at this point.

We are also thinking about registering these large files as "not backupable by Time Machine" in Leopard.

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Immortal
Immortal

There's more of Mac AV than people think...and all as a service to the Redmond folks: ClamAV, Sophos, Intego VirusBarrier, and Norton AV.

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