Recommended Virus scan exclusions

General information

Provisioning Services Antivirus Best Practices
Citrix Guidelines for Antivirus Software Configuration

General exclusions

  • Real-Time Scanning should only scan write-operations
  • Real-Time Scanning should only scan local drives
  • Scan On Boot ist turned off
  • no virus scan entries in run-key
  • no scan of Pagefiles
  • no scan of Windows event logs

VDA exclusions

  • Program Files\Citrix\User Profile Manager\UserProfileManager.exe
  • Windows\system32\csrss.exe
  • Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
  • Windows\system32\userinit.exe
  • Windows\system32\smss.exe
  • Program Files\Citrix\Group PolicyClient-Side Extension\CitrixCseEngine.exe
  • Program Files (x86)\Citrix\System32\wfshell.exe
  • Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
  • Program Files (x86)\Citrix\system32\CpSvc.exe
  • Program Files (x86)\Citrix\system32\CtxSvcHost.exe
  • Windows\system32\spool