Add a Windows Defender Exclusion

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    The first thing that we need to do is click on the lower-left corner of the screen
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    Then, click "Settings"
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    Now, we need to scroll down and click "Update & security"
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    In this window, we need to click "Windows Defender"
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    We need to scroll down and then find "Exclusions"
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    To add exclusions, we need to click "Add an exclusion"
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    Now, we have several options
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    We can add files, folders, file types, or processes.
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    For example, to add a folder, simply click on the plus sign
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    Then choose the folder you want to add
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    For example, the local disk "D". Now, the "D:\" folder (the whole disk) is excluded. So, choose everything here according to your preference, and then you can close this window.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to add an exclusion to Windows Defender on Windows 10 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section.

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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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