Windows 10: How to add exclusions only for real-time scanning

  1.    30 Jan 2018 #1

    How to add exclusions only for real-time scanning


    After using Avast for a long time I thought I would try Windows Defender out.

    One newbie question - how do I add exclusions for real-time scanning only or isn't this possible in Windows Defender?

    I have some areas where I don't want any real-time scanning for performance reasons but I still want these areas scanned when performing a manual or scheduled scan.

    Or maybe the footprint using Windows Defender is small enough not having to worry about performance issues even with real-time scanning enabled for all files and folders?
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  2. Posts : 13,557
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       30 Jan 2018 #2

    Think that real time and scheduled scans can't be separated.
    Paths or processes can be excluded, but for both. Manual scan is not a problem, since it could be run with path in mind...

    Check more here for powershell cmdlets:
    technet.microsoft.com | library

    Commands would be Set-MpPreference and Add-MpPreference
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  3.    30 Jan 2018 #3

    Ok, guess I'll start with no exclusions to find out how big (or small) the performance footprint is.
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  4. Posts : 13,557
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       30 Jan 2018 #4

    WebMaximus said: View Post
    Ok, guess I'll start with no exclusions to find out how big (or small) the performance footprint is.
    Of course, you can add exclusions via Defender itself: Virus and threat protection / Exclusions:
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  5.    30 Jan 2018 #5

    As stated in my initial post I do know I can add exclusions.

    What I couldn't find was how to add exclusions only affecting the real-time scanning.
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