Add a Windows Defender Exclusion

Edited by Lukward Thomason, VisiHow, Eng

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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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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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