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effect of excluding in options>exclusions

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1.  There is a default entry in options>exclusions.  It is a greyed out line with a solid check box.  What does that mean?

2.  What is the effect of excluding a folder in options>exclusions?  Does that mean any files in that folder are completely ignored by OA (even exe files?).  If that is the case, excluding anything in this tab seems like a very dangerous thing to do, like opening a big hole in the firewall.  What would be the reason to do something like that?

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1.  There is a default entry in options>exclusions.  It is a greyed out line with a solid check box.  What does that mean?

It is just a placeholder that appears there until you add an exclusion. It will disappear when you add something to the exclusions list.

2.  What is the effect of excluding a folder in options>exclusions?  Does that mean any files in that folder are completely ignored by OA (even exe files?).  If that is the case, excluding anything in this tab seems like a very dangerous thing to do, like opening a big hole in the firewall.  What would be the reason to do something like that?

Any folder in the exclusions list is completely ignored by Online Armor. This can be important for conflicts with other security software, or with resolving performances issues that arise due to other software that is trustworthy.

Obviously if something malicious were to be saved in an excluded folder, it would be ignored by Online Armor, however if a program in an excluded folder saved a program that was malicious in a location on the hard drive that wasn't excluded and that malicious program was also executed then Online Armor would still monitor the program executing from the non-excluded location and warn about any behavior that Online Armor monitors.

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