I recently downloaded a safe portable program by Cheathappens called Cosmos that I put in my Portable folder for which I then created a desktop shortcut that I named Cosmos. Unfortunately Adwcleaner has detected the .lnk file as PUP.Optional.CosmosSystemCare which it isn't connected to. Obviously the PUP software Cosmos System Care creates a shortcut named Cosmos also, hence the detection.
Now, I know I can simply add the legitimate .lnk file to exclusions, but I'm wondering if this would then prevent Adwcleaner from detecting a genuine Cosmos System Care shortcut if it ever happened to infect my PC in the future.
So, in short, does adding a file to an exclusion just prevent that one file from being detected or does it block all files that happen to be named Cosmos?