How to add an exception to Windows Defender

I'm trying to run a program and the tester said: 

" ... Windows includes Windows Firewall.  If Windows Firewall is enabled (which is the default), an exception must be added to un-block EchoLink and allow it to access the Internet."

How can I add an 'exception'?

Hi alpphonse, 
My name is Ana. I am an Independent Advisor. Thanks for contacting our support.

1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
2. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.

Add an exclusion to Windows Security
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402848...

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let me know any questions

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Hi Alpphonse, I'm Graeme, an independent adviser here to help.

Here are the steps to add an exception to Windows Security:

- Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
- Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.
- Select Add an exclusion, and then select from files, folders, file types, or process. The exclusion will apply to subfolders within a folder as well.

From: https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/402848...

Hopefully this helps! Please let me know if you need further support. Thanks!

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Under Virus & threat protection I don't have a "Manage Settings" option.

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Hi alpphonse, 
My name is Ana. I am an Independent Advisor. Thanks for contacting our support.

1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
2. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.

Add an exclusion to Windows Security
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402848...

I wish you help
let me know any questions

Regards

There isn't a "Manage settings" under "Virus & threat protection" settings. That's why I'm wrapped around the axle. 

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What version of Windows 10 do you have installed and what update?
Go to Start> Settings> System> About
Send me a screenshot of that page.

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OK Ana. Thanks for replying. Here's the screenshot:

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try to update Windows please

It also creates a new user with administration permissions and verifies if the new user can see the option

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