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

Discus and support Add or Remove Windows Defender Exclusions in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Is there a way to exclude a registry entry through the exclusions mechanism? I have disabled MsMpEng.exe from making outbound network requests via a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by f14tomcat, May 6, 2015.

  1. fishytuna Win User

    Add or Remove Windows Defender Exclusions in Windows 10


    Is there a way to exclude a registry entry through the exclusions mechanism?

    I have disabled MsMpEng.exe from making outbound network requests via a firewall rule (don't worry, I disable the rule once in a while to allow Defender to update itself; I just don't want it consuming my bandwidth every single day!)

    However, in every scan, Defender complains about the firewall rule, flagging it as a trojan:

    Code: Trojan:Win32/BlockMsav.A!reg Alert level: Severe Status: Quarantined Recommended action: Remove threat now. Category: Trojan Details: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker. regkeyvalue: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\\{---ID removed---}[/quote] I'd prefer to tell Defender not to mess with my firewall rule, which apparently boils down to a registry entry in the end; so if there's a mechanism to exclude a registry entry itself from the claws of Defender, that would be my saviour *Smile

    It may be out of scope, but any other alternatives for disabling MsMpEng.exe from arbitrarily accessing the network would also be highly appreciated *Smile
     
    fishytuna, Apr 5, 2018
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    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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  3. fishytuna Win User
    Thanks @Brink for the suggestion! Unfortunately I'm using a USB-tethered internet connection (which is hence treated as a wired connection by windows); AFAIK Windows doesn't allow wired connections to be marked as metered (have tried it on my own as well, with no luck; the "set as metered" switch automatically turns off as soon as I leave the connection settings page).
     
    fishytuna, Apr 5, 2018
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    Add or Remove Windows Defender Exclusions in Windows 10

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