Windows 10: Odd exclusions in Windows Defender

Discus and support Odd exclusions in Windows Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by PloKoon, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. PloKoon Win User

    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?

    :)
     
    PloKoon, Jun 6, 2018
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    Installing Apps on Windows 10 Has Windows Defender Finding Malware

    Hi Tommy,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Is this issue specific to third party apps?
    I would suggest you to open Windows defender and add exclusions and check if it helps. Follow the steps to add exclusions in windows Defender.


    • Type Windows defender settings in the search bar and press enter

    • Under Exclusions click on Add Exclusion
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 8, 2018
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  3. Tommy6860 Win User
    Installing Apps on Windows 10 Has Windows Defender Finding Malware

    Thanks for the reply,

    I already know how to do that, so I guess I should have included that. Doing that for each app would be a little bit of a hassle. Admittedly, I really do not use many apps unless they pique my interest. Anyhow, these same apps didn't incur the same warning
    from Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 when Pokki was installed by default. It just seems odd now it does this with Windows 10.
     
    Tommy6860, Jun 8, 2018
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