I know Webroot skips SQL files but won't a virus scan run much quicker if you whitelist an entire SQL folder. For example lets say you have one million .mdf files located in the D:SQL DATA folder. By whitelisting the D:SQL DATA folder Webroot will not even look at those .mdf files. As a computer programmer for many years I know that the code is asking “Is this a .mdf file?” If Yes, then skip it, “Is this a .mdf file?” If Yes, then skip it, “Is this a .mdf file?” If Yes, then skip it, and it will have to perform this line of code one million times. It’s quicker for Webroot to ask “Is this the D:SQL DATA folder?” If Yes, then skip the entire folder along with the one million files located within and move on. Even though Webroot skips .mdf files doesn't it the very least have to check the file type and determine that it is a .mdf file and therefore skip that file. Sounds time consuming and could slow things down.
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