Windows 10: Add or Remove Windows Defender Exclusions in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 20,696
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       11 Oct 2015 #10

    I'm not sure what you mean by the registry values no being set. It's shown as set in your first screenshot.

    Just to verify, did you delete the Path key in the registry? Usually, you'll have to change the owner of the key to "Administrators", and "allow" Administrators "Full control" of the key first, then delete it.

    If so, then I'm not sure why they are not being shown in Settings when you added them from Settings.
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by the registry values no being set. It's shown as set in your first screenshot.

    Just to verify, did you delete the Path key in the registry? Usually, you'll have to change the owner of the key to "Administrators", and "allow" Administrators "Full control" of the key first, then delete it.

    If so, then I'm not sure why they are not being shown in Settings when you added them from Settings.
    No I did not delete the "Path" key from the registry I just deleted the contents within the "Path" key...

    I'll try deleting the "Path" key now and reset and see what happens.....

    **EDIT**
    Fixed... deleting the "Path" key in the registry as you advised and then resetting the PC brings them back...

    thank you so much....

    cheers
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  3.    18 Nov 2015 #12

    Hi Shawn,
    just upgraded Windows to OS build 10586.3 & was attempting to install MBAM alongside Defender & set up the exclusions. I don't see an option to browse to the process that I would like to exclude as before - in Defender.
    I can enter the fully qualified path name e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe but it seems the option to browse the directories should still be there.
    Am I missing something?

    thanks,
    richie
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  4. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       18 Nov 2015 #13

    Hello Richie,

    Are you using step 4 in OPTION ONE to "Exclude a file" under "Files and folders"?
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  5.    18 Nov 2015 #14

    Thanks for responding Shawn,
    I am referring to Step 7 in Option One for excluding a process.
    Just typed in the fully qualified path name but that's not nearly as easy as browsing to the folder.

    richie
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  6. Posts : 8,291
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Nov 2015 #15

    dogpark said: View Post
    Thanks for responding Shawn,
    I am referring to Step 7 in Option One for excluding a process.
    Just typed in the fully qualified path name but that's not nearly as easy as browsing to the folder.

    richie
    I noticed that too, now they want you to fetch the 'path' yourself.

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    Easiest way is: navigate to the item, Shift/Right Click/Copy as Path and Paste into the dialog but remove the quotation marks.
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  7.    18 Nov 2015 #16

    OK - thanks, I'll make a note of that for next time. I typed all 5 processes that wanted to exclude & am the worst typist in the interweb realm.

    Thanks Edwin
    Last edited by dogpark; 18 Jan 2016 at 11:20.
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  8. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       18 Nov 2015 #17

    Well, they did change that.
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  9.    18 Jan 2016 #18

    I'm curious about the exclusions. Do they only relate to real time protection? Say I exclude a folder. On the occasions I decide to run a manual scan I'd still want that folder to be scanned. I just don't want it to be slowed down and subjected to real time protection.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
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  10. Posts : 8,291
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2016 #19

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I'm curious about the exclusions. Do they only relate to real time protection? Say I exclude a folder. On the occasions I decide to run a manual scan I'd still want that folder to be scanned. I just don't want it to be slowed down and subjected to real time protection.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
    You'd have to drag the item out of the excluded folder to be scanned, otherwise, it will just say "Scan Completed on 0 Items".
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