Add an exclusion to Windows Defender

  1. If you trust a file that Windows Defender has detected as malicious, you can stop Windows Defender from alerting you or blocking the program by adding the file to the exclusions list.
  2. Go to Settings  and select Update & security > Windows Defender. Under Exclusions, select Add an exclusion. Select the Add button, navigate to the file, folder, or process, and then select Exclude this file
  3. To exclude every one of a type of file, select Exclude a file extension and enter the file type.
  4. If you want to remove an exclusion later, just highlight it and select Remove.

Article ID: 64495205-6ddb-4da1-8534-1aeaf64c0af8 - Last Review: Jan 11, 2017 - Revision: 6

Windows 10