Windows 10: Odd exclusions in Windows Defender

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Odd exclusions in Windows Defender


    Hi all. I just ran a quick scan as I frequently do and discovered a bunch of exclusions that I did not add with the exception of the one for Malwarebytes. Did Windows do this itself? Can these be safely removed?

    Lastly since I mentioned it, is the Malwarebytes exclusion necessary?
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #2

    PloKoon said: View Post
    Hi all. I just ran a quick scan as I frequently do and discovered a bunch of exclusions that I did not add with the exception of the one for Malwarebytes. Did Windows do this itself? Can these be safely removed?

    Lastly since I mentioned it, is the Malwarebytes exclusion necessary?
    Some say if you exclude MB from Defender, and vice-versa, there is less cross-play and unnecessary monitoring. I've tried it, and did not notice much, if any, difference.

    Far as the other exclusions, hard to comment with knowing what they are.


    sorry, just saw that link to a pic.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #3

    I have no idea what they are. Tried to Google file extension .zdiw and came up blank.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #4

    random file names like that are highly suggestive of malware. Try a scan with AdwCleaner.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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