Windows 10: Windows Defender not letting me add exclusion

Discus and support Windows Defender not letting me add exclusion in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; This is driving me nuts and I can't find anything anywhere about it, so here goes nothing. My dad (despite me telling multiple times it is not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/gamescreator, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Windows Defender not letting me add exclusion


    This is driving me nuts and I can't find anything anywhere about it, so here goes nothing.

    My dad (despite me telling multiple times it is not necessary) decided to run a full defender scan on our main house PC. Problem is, one of the mounted drives is our Google Drive account full of stuff, so when it scanned the drive it used the daily download limit and Google drive application went kinda crazy. Anyways I decided to stop the scan and reboot so it stopped sending endless notifications, but now defender is not appearing on tray anymore and not letting me add exclusions (I was trying to add the drive folder as exclusion to prevent this from happening again).

    I tried to reboot multiple times to no avail. Also, I couldn't restart the defender service manually (option is grayed out)

    Already checked with malwarebytes and system is clean.

    What can I do to try to fix this?

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    /u/gamescreator, Oct 21, 2020
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  2. Ryan Mon1 Win User

    Unable to Remove Exclusions from Windows Defender

    Thank you for posting back. If you trust a file, file type, folder, or a process that Windows Defender Antivirus has detected as malicious, you can stop Windows Defender Antivirus from alerting you or blocking the program by adding the file to
    the exclusion list. It seems that it was added automatically. We suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings and select Update & security.
    • Click Windows Defender.
    • Look for Exclusions and select Add an exclusion.
    • Navigate to the file, folder, or process, and select Exclude this file.

    If the steps provided did not work, we recommend that you boot your device to
    Safe Mode
    and redo the process.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Ryan Mon1, Oct 21, 2020
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  3. 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, Oct 21, 2020
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  4. Windows Defender not letting me add exclusion

    Windows Defender Antivirus Scan exclusions

    If there is anything in Windows Defender Exclusion list, then it won't be scan and if it is malicious program, it won't detect.

    It is better to remove all programs from exclusion list (if you didn't add them) and run a full system scan with Windows Defender.
     
    Cyber_Defend_Team, Oct 21, 2020
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