How to exclude a file/folder from Windows Defender malware scan in Windows 8/8.1?
Technical Level : Basic
Summary Applies to: Windows 8/8.1
This Wiki Article is intended to guide you "How to exclude a file/folder from Defender malware scan in Windows 8/8.1". Under certain conditions, you may in need of excluding files/folders from scanning. (Generally, it is not recommended to exclude
any file/folder, unless you are having an issue related to that particular file/folder.)
First you need to open Windows Defender.
(1) Press Windows key in the keyboard and open Windows Defender from start .
(2) Go to the "Settings" tab and Click "Exclude files and locations". Then, click "Browse".
(3) Here, at this step, you can use either a file or a folder. Select a file or a folder and click OK.
(4) If you need, you can add multiple files and/or folders using a semicolon at the end. After selecting a file/folder, click "Add" .