Wildcards (AVG Business Management Consoles)
Many of the Shields and other components included in AVG Business Antivirus, as well as the main Antivirus itself, enable you to configure exclusions or block specific paths. Wildcards help when you do not know the exact file path or file name of files you want to include or exclude, or if you want to indicate multiple files in one path. Not all file paths allow the use of wildcards.
Replaces a single character
Replaces zero or more characters
Under certain circumstances, you will not get the expected result without using wildcards. For example:
- To exclude all HTML files, type
*.htm*into the text box. Typing
.htminto the text box will not include any files because no full file name is represented.
- To exclude a folder and its sub-folders, add
\*to the end of the folder name, for instance
- To exclude all files labeled in a certain way on any of your hard drives, include
?:\in front of the path, for instance
File Exclusion Examples
Normal file path: C:\Program Files\AVG Software\AVG\*
Executables regardless of file path: *\example.exe
A folder and all contents in any location: *\AVG Software\*
Batch Script Files: You may need to also add exclusions for command-line files executed within batch script files detected as a threat by AVG.
URL Exclusion Examples
For example, to add "https://www.avg.com/" as a URL exclusion, you can use any of the following:
Script Exclusion Examples
Full script path: http://files.avg.com/iavs9x/avgclear.exe
Path using wildcards: