There are two types of antivirus scans:
- one that scans files that reside in disk and memory storage.
- one that scans in real-time (or on-access) data IO, i.e. reads and writes to files.
For the first type, Entuity recommends that the database files are not scanned while the system is in operation, since these scans can lock database files while they are being accessed, and can cause database corruption.
The second type of scanning - the real-time scanning - can cause performance issues, and can significantly slow down the execution of ENA binaries and data handling. Entuity recommends that all ENA directories are excluded from real-time scanning. Entuity also recommends to make use (where possible) of exclusion by selected processes, since this is far more efficient and reduces performance degradation.
Entuity recommends that users exclude any binary files that reside in the entuity_home/bin directory, plus the following: