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How to add a file or folder to Norton Security exclusions

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Norton Security

Comprehensive antivirus Norton Security often falsely detects files with a bad reputation and quarantines, or completely removes, leaving no room for recovery. Let's learn how to add exclusions.

Our guide will help you add files or folders to Norton Security antivirus exclusions and prevent the antivirus from permanently deleting the files you need, preventing you from running or playing your favorite games.

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Norton Security Exclusions

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

How to add a file or folder to Norton Security exclusions

Open "Settings".

Open Settings

Go to "Antivirus".

Go to Antivirus

Select the "Scan and Risks" menu, find "Exclusions / Low Risks", click "Configure [+]" for the following items:

  • Items to Exclude from Scan.
  • Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, Script Control, SONAR and Intelligense Detection.

Add a file or folder to Norton Security exclusions

In the window you see, click "Add Folders" or "Add Files", click the directory selection icon, select the objects you need, and click "OK".

Adding folders to Norton Security scan Exclusions

Adding a file to exclusions from the Norton Security scan

And confirm by twice clicking the "OK" button.

Adding a folder

Adding a file

After that, complex antivirus Norton Security will stop deleting or quarantine your files.
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