Here is a recommendation, that helps to optimize the Antivirusscanner exclusion list for a smooth SQL Server Operation:

Files:

  • SQL Server data files

      • *.mdf

      • *.ldf

      • *.ndf

  • SQL Server backup files

      • *.bak

      • *.trn

  • Full-Text catalog files

      • Default instance: Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\FTDATA

      • Named instance: Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$instancename\FTDATA

  • Trace files

      • *.trc -  files can be generated either when you configure profiler tracing manually or when you enable C2 auditing

  • SQL audit files (for SQL Server 2008 or later versions)

      • *.sqlaudit

  • SQL query files

      • *.SQL

Process:

SQL Server 2008 R2

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.<Instance Name>\MSSQL\Binn\SQLServr.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.<Instance Name>\Reporting Services\ReportServer\Bin\ReportingServicesService.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.<Instance Name>\OLAP\Bin\MSMDSrv.exe

  • SQL Server 2008

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.<Instance Name>\MSSQL\Binn\SQLServr.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.<Instance Name>\Reporting Services\ReportServer\Bin\ReportingServicesService.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.<Instance Name>\OLAP\Bin\MSMDSrv.exe

SQL Server 2012

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.<Instance Name>\MSSQL\Binn\SQLServr.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS11.<Instance Name>\Reporting Services\ReportServer\Bin\ReportingServicesService.exe

  • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS11.<Instance Name>\OLAP\Bin\MSMDSrv.exe