There are so many types of files on a computer or server and the anti-virus software is responsible for scanning all of them to find out possible malicious pieces of codes attached to any of them. That could seriously impact the performance of the system as you can see many people avoid installing anti-virus softwares only because of this reason.
For instance, I myself used to have so much trouble with Norton 2004 when I installed it on my machine in the past. But What can be done?
There are so many files in the Windows OS that do not need to be scanned really as they are either locked and impossible to be scanned or always clean and never infected and trying to scan them all would be just the waste of time and effort and would greatly reduce the performance of the system. So how about excluding them all from the scanning tasks of our anti-virus?
That seems like a good solution for improving the performance of the operating system when there is an anti-virus software on your machine which has a terrible effect on the operating speed of your machine. But the question is which files need to be excluded?
Here is a list of types of files that need to be excluded for scanning in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. There is something very important about this exclusion as you can also read on the page whose link I gave you; that excluding these file types should only be temporary to see if the problem with your computer being slow is the anti-virus and if that’s the case, you can contact the producer of your anti-virus company to ask for possible solutions.
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