Add an exclusion to Windows Security


If you trust a file, file type, folder, or a process that Windows Security has detected as malicious, you can stop Windows Security from alerting you or blocking the program by adding the file to the exclusions list. 

  • Go to Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Virus & thread protection.
  • Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.
    The Add an exclusion option in Windows Security.
  • Select Add an exclusion, and then select from files, folders, file types, or process. The exclusion will apply to subfolders within a folder as well.