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Do I Need Antivirus Exclusions?

Your antivirus software looks at files in your email, files that you are interacting with over the internet, and files that are already stored on your computer. Its main purpose it to determine whether these files are harmful or benign, and block or allow them accordingly.
Many times, your antivirus software can get it wrong. Our team regularly sees issues where a client’s antivirus software blocks the proper operation of a perfectly legitimate program. The solution to this problem is to add exclusions to the antivirus application—essentially telling it to ignore a certain set of files.
Note that you don’t want to exclude a file that you can’t verify is legitimate. Make sure you obtain any antivirus exclusions from a trusted source. For instance, the exclusions we list below were provided directly from Philips.

How Do I Add Exclusions?

Because of the security concerns associated with your antivirus software, we recommend that you contact your IT department to add these exclusions. If you do not have an IT team, check with your antivirus software vendor for instructions.


  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate/Transcribe v7 or v8


Exclusions for SpeechExec Pro

Because of the differences between a 32 and 64-bit version of Windows, there are two different sets of exclusions below. You will only add one set, depending upon which type of operating system you have. This does not apply to the “file extensions” category of exclusions; 32 and 64-bit Windows users will both add them.

File Extensions

These exclusions can be added generally, but they only need to be added for the locations listed in the “Folders” category of the appropriate version of Windows.

  • .DSS
  • .DS2
  • .WAV
  • .XML
  • .IDX
  • .RTF
  • .SDF

64-bit SpeechExec Pro Antivirus Exclusions


Where the folder paths below say <USER>, you will need to enter your Windows user name.

  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Philips Speech\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Philips Speech\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Philips Device Control Center\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Philips Remote Device Manager\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp\speechexec\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp\SpeechExecTempAttachments\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips Speech\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Philips Speech Shared\
  • C:\Users\<USER>\Documents\speechexec\


You will need to choose the appropriate program for this exclusion. If you have the dictation software, choose “SEPDict.exe.” If you have the transcription software, choose “SEPTrans.exe.”

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips Speech\SpeechExec Pro Dictate\SEPDict.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips Speech\SpeechExec Pro Transcribe\SEPTrans.exe

32-bit SpeechExec Pro Antivirus Exclusions


  • %APPDATA%\Philips Speech\
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Philips Speech\
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Philips Device Control Center\
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Philips Remote Device Manager\
  • %TEMP%\SpeechExec\
  • %TEMP%\SpeechExecTempAttachments\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Philips Speech\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Philips Speech Shared\
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpeechExec\


  • %ProgramFiles%\Philips Speech\SpeechExec Pro Dictate\SEPDict.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Philips Speech\SpeechExec Pro Transcribe\SEPTrans.exe


Source and Verification Date

Philips Speech Processing Solutions, March 2017

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