This document explains you the impacts caused by anti-virus solution while scanning Desktop Central's folder. Desktop Central and its dependent folders like Distribution Server, Desktop Central Agent needs to be excluded from the anti-virus scan to ensure hassle free functioning. Desktop Central performs various operations like downloading patch binaries, creating .xml files, .7zip files, extracting them and performs various tasks by executing scripts, .bat files and .exe files . Anti- Virus solutions in general block, these functions. The following are the impacts, which might happen when the anti-virus blocks Desktop Central's functions:
Excluding all the specific .exe/bat files is more complex because it keeps changing over a period of time. So Desktop Central folders can be added to the exclusion list. In such cases, ensure that you need to exclude the following folders respectively.
Note: You should also make sure, that every time you update/upgrade your anti-virus, the exception policy that you have created is not overwritten.
Here are the list of folders, which needs to be excluded:
Every anti-virus has its own exclusion policy and method. For example, you can refer to this document, where you can find the steps to exclude Desktop Central folder from Symantec End Point Solution.
Check if you have excluded Desktop Central from Antivirus by referring this article.