Exclude drives, files, and folders from Windows Defender antivirus scans!
This is not about the Windows Defender Antivirus operating improperly, but being too accurate and preventing a drive from being safely removed or ejected. Especially if it is an external hard drive, or a USB stick with many videos and pictures. The following steps will help you exclude drives, files, folders, and other items from scanning on Windows 10.
1. Please open the Windows 10 settings simply Windows-Logo + I and enter the text "defender" .
2. Scroll to the item "Manage settings"
3. Scroll to the point "Add or remove exclusions"
4. And exclude folders, or complete hard disk paths!
Here in the example the external drive "Y:\"
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It works well and is practically the simple to add or remove drives!
|(Image-1) Exclude external drive from Defender Virus Scan!|
Under Windows 10, the activated Windows Defender Antivirus is usually your default antimalware software to protect your device and data from viruses, Roolkits, Ransomware and other security threats. Although the built-in Windows 10 antivirus works well for the most part, it may flag a file or folder that you trust as malicious. If you want to prevent this type of behavior from occurring, Windows Defender Antivirus provides an option to exclude files and folders, as well as file types and processes that should be scanned and blocked.
As you can see, you do not need a Windows 10 guide to take these simple steps to exclude specific items and locations from Windows Defender antivirus scans.
What can I do if I still have problems with the task "Exclude External Drive from Defender Virus Scan" is a frequently asked question. Easy Restart the Windows 10 please perform a correct Windows restart.