Configuration :: WebGuard :: Scan

Exceptions

These options allow you to set exceptions based on MIME types (content types for the transferred data) and file types for URLs (internet addresses) for scanning by WebGuard. The MIME types and URLs specified are ignored by WebGuard, i.e. that data is not scanned for viruses and malware when it is transferred to your computer system.

MIME types skipped by WebGuard

In this field you can select the MIME types (content types for the transferred data) to be ignored by WebGuard during scanning.

File types/MIME types skipped by WebGuard (user-defined)

All MIME types (content types for the transferred data) in the list are ignored by WebGuard during scanning.

Input box

In this box you can input the name of the MIME types and file types to be ignored by WebGuard during scanning. For file types, enter the file extension, e.g. z.B. .htm. For MIME types, indicate the media type and, where applicable, sub-type. The two statements are separated from one another by a single slash, z.B. video/mpeg or audio/x-wav.

Note
No wildcards (* for any number of characters or ?  for a single character) can be used when entering file types and MIME types.

Warning
All file types and content types on the exclusion list are downloaded into the internet browser without further scanning of the blocked access (List of file and MIME types to be blocked in WebGuard::Scan::Blocked access) or by WebGuard: For all entries on the exclusion list, the entries on the list of file and MIME types to be blocked are ignored. No scan for viruses and malware is carried out.

MIME types: Examples for media types:

Examples: Excluded file and MIME types

Add rule

The button allows you to copy MIME and file types from the input field into the display window.

Delete

The button deletes a selected entry from the list. This button is inactive if no entry is selected.

URLs skipped by WebGuard

All URLs in this list are excluded from WebGuard scans.

Input box

In this box you can input URLs (internet addresses) to be excluded from WebGuard scans, e.g.  www.domainname.com. You can specify parts of the URL, using leading or concluding dots to indicate the domain level: .domainname.de for all pages and all subdomains of the domain. Indicate websites with any top-level domain (.com or .net) with a concluding dot: domainname.. If you indicate a string without a leading or concluding dot, the string is interpreted as a top-level domain, e.g. net for all NET-Domains (www.domain.net).

Note
You can also use the wildcard * for any number of characters when specifying URLs. You can also use leading or concluding dots in combination with wildcards to indicate the domain level:  
.domainname.*
*.domainname.com
.*name*.com (valid but not recommended)
Specifications without dots, like *name*, are interpreted as part of a top-level domain and are not advisable.

Warning
All websites on the list of excluded URLs are downloaded into the internet browser without further scanning by the web filter or WebGuard: For all entries in the list of excluded URLs, the entries in the web filter (see WebGuard::Scan::Blocked access) are ignored. No scan for viruses and malware is carried out. Only trusted URLs should therefore be excluded from WebGuard scans.

Add rule

The button allows you to copy the URL entered in the input field (Internet address) to the viewer window.

Delete

The button deletes a selected entry from the list. This button is inactive if no entry is selected.

Examples: Skipped URLs

= All URLs with the domain 'www.avira.com' are excluded from WebGuard scans: www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php, www.avira.com/en/support/index.html, www.avira.com/en/download/index.html,..
URLs with the domain 'www.avira.de' are not excluded from WebGuard scans.

= All URLs with the second and top-level domain 'avira.com' are excluded from WebGuard scans: The specification implies all existing subdomains for '.avira.com': www.avira.com, forum.avira.com,...

= All URLs with the second-level domain 'avira' are excluded from WebGuard scans: The specification implies all existing top-level domains or subdomains for '.avira': www.avira.com, www.avira.de, forum.avira.com,...

All URLs containing a second-level domain with the string 'domain' are excluded from WebGuard scans:  www.domain.com, www.new-domain.de, www.sample-domain1.de, ...

= All URLs with the top-level domain 'net' are excluded from WebGuard scans: www.name1.net, www.name2.net,...

 

Warning
Enter the URLs you want to exclude from the WebGuard scan as precisely as possible. Avoid specifying an entire top-level domain or parts of a second-level domain because there is a risk that Internet pages that distribute malware and undesirable programs will be excluded from the WebGuard scan through global specifications under exclusions. You are recommended to specify at least the complete second-level domain and the top-level domain: domainname.com

 

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