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Monitoring Processes Filters Page

The Monitoring Process Filters are used to allow the Live Monitoring technology to skip the changes performed by certain processes. This prevents unnecessary changes from being included into an MSI package based on monitoring results. To configure the Monitoring Process Filters open the program preferences using the Preferences button from the Application Menu and click the Monitoring Process Filters link on the navigation bar on the left of the Preferences dialog within the Filters group Pic 1.

Configuring Monitoring Process Filters

Pic 1. Configuring Monitoring Process Filters

The filters are divided into two categories; those are User Filters and System Filters. The system filters are predefined ones and cannot be deleted, but can be disabled, if required, using the Disable Selected item from the pop-up menu. You can then re-enable any filter using the Enable Selected menu item. To enable/disable a filter condition and to check if it is enabled, you can use the check boxes located on the left of each row representing the filter condition. It is also possible to refuse from filtering processes by disabling the Use the following filter conditions option.

Toolbar Overview

Add Filter

Add Filter

The Add Filter button should be used to add a new user-defined Monitoring Process Filter condition.

Edit

Edit

The Edit button allows you to change the selected user-defined Monitoring Process Filter condition.

Delete

Delete

The Delete button allows you to delete the selected user-defined Monitoring Process Filter conditions.

Clear User Filters

Clear User Filters

The Clear User Filters button should be used to delete all user-defined Monitoring Process Filter conditions.

As for the user filters, those are the user-defined ones. To add a new filter condition, use the Add Filter item from the pop-up menu or press the Add Filter button on the toolbar.

Configuring a Monitoring Process Filter condition

Pic 2. Configuring a Monitoring Process Filter condition

When configuring a Monitoring Process Filter condition Pic 2, you should define a process name to be filtered. All changes performed by the specified process are ignored during a monitoring. If you enable the Use a regular expression while specifying the filter condition option, you can define a filter that will exclude changes by all processes which names are matching the expression from monitoring results. See the How should I correctly specify the filter condition? section of this document for a detailed description of possible conditions.

To edit a user-defined Monitoring Process Filter select it in the filters table and choose the Edit menu item from the pop-up menu or press the Edit button on the toolbar. The filter condition editing process is similar to the above-stated creation process. To delete the user-defined conditions that are no longer needed, you can select those conditions in the filters table and choose the Delete menu item from the pop-up menu or press the Delete button on the toolbar. It is also possible to delete all user-defined conditions using the Clear User Filters menu item and the corresponding button on the toolbar.

Along with the generic process monitoring filters, it is proposed to define if the changes performed by specific system modules should be filtered or not. Currently, you can choose if the activity of a default browser should be taken into account during the monitoring process using the Filter default browser option.