- If you trust a file, file type, folder, or a process that Windows Defender Antivirus has detected as malicious, you can stop Windows Defender Antivirus from alerting you or blocking the program by adding the file to the exclusions list.
Open Windows Defender Security Center, and then select Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Add or remove exclusions.
- Under Add an exclusion, select the files, folders, file types, or process. The exclusion will apply to subfolders within a folder as well.
Article ID: 4028485 - Last Review: Sep 29, 2017 - Revision: 5