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How to add a file or folder to exclusions Windows 10 Microsoft Defender

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Microsoft Defender Exclusions

Our guide will show you how to add a specific file or folder from Windows 10 Microsoft Defender scan to exclusions and prevent them from being deleted.

Windows 10 Microsoft Defender often fires falsely on secure files and deletes them, which greatly interferes with rest and work at the computer, today we will consider how to add files or folders to antivirus exclusions.

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Windows 10 - Microsoft Defender Exclusions

Council. First, make sure that the file or site is safe by checking the online antivirus VirusTotal and only then exclude it from scanning.

How to add a file or folder to Windows 10 Microsoft Defender exclusions

Open "Settings" and go to "Updates & Security".

Windows 10 Settings

Go to "Windows Security" and click "Open Windows Security".

Windows 10 security

Select "Virus & Threat Protection".

Windows Security - Virus & Threat Protection

Click the "Manage Settings" link.

Virus and threat protection - Manage Settings

Find "Exclusions" and click "Add or remove exclusions".

Add or remove exclusions

Click "Add an exclusions".

Add an exclusions

Select a file, folder, file type, or process.

Microsoft Defender exclusions - Select a file, folder, file type, or process

After that, Windows 10 Microsoft Defender will stop deleting the items you choose.
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