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

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  1.    05 Mar 2017 #30

    Unable to remove exclusions


    I have couple of folders in my exclusions that I cannot remove. Among them is this weird one:
    Name:  WDexclusions.PNG
Views: 193
Size:  2.1 KB
    Since I think they are not supposed to be there (probably some malware doing), I'd like them removed. Any way I can do that?
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       05 Mar 2017 #31

    Hello Stevo,

    I don't see anything listed in your screenshot to be removed.
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  3.    05 Mar 2017 #32

    That's the weirdest thing - there's a folder without a name and the Remove button is disabled.

    Other folders that appear (not added by me) are:
    C:\Program Files\Youtube AdBlock
    C:\WINDOWS\Temp
    \AppData\Local\Temp
    \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

    All with Remove button disabled. And non of them appear in regedit.
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       05 Mar 2017 #33

    If they are not listed in the registry, then they are most likely not being excluded.

    However, I need to see a screenshot showing them in your Windows Defender exclusions list to help confirm.
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  5.    05 Mar 2017 #34

    I used right click -> Scan with Windows Defender and it returned 'Scan completed on 0 items'. Here's a screenshot:
    Name:  WDexclusions.PNG
Views: 190
Size:  19.5 KB
    Name:  WDexclusions.PNG
Views: 186
Size:  8.5 KB
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  6. Posts : 23,623
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       05 Mar 2017 #35

    The "Some settings are managed by your organization" message in red usually indicates that you have a group policy set that is overriding those settings.

    If you have Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition installed, you might double check in the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) to see if you have any policies enabled for Windows Defender for this.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7.    05 Mar 2017 #36

    That's it.

    Thanks for your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 23,623
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       05 Mar 2017 #37

    You're most welcome.
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