Configure Exclusions for Windows Defender

Configure Exclusions for Windows Defender


If your computer uses Anti virus software you must configure File and Folder exclusions, which are a set of folders or files to be trusted and be excluded from future scanning.

The majority of Windows Machines come with Windows Defender as standard. If you have a different anti-virus software, refer here

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Note
  1. This may require temporarily allow viewing of hidden folders in Windows File Explorer
  2. In Windows 10, open  Start Menu > File Explorer > View > Options > Change Folder and Search Options > View > then select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives > OK.

Configure Exclusions

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Scroll down the page and Click 'Add an exclusion'
Steps for those with  64-bit computers
  1. Exclude the following Folders
    1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Provisioning\
    2. C:\Users\your-username-here\AppData\Roaming\Windows Provisioning\
  2. Exclude the following Process
    1. svcAppLookup.exe
Steps for those with  32-bit  computers
  1. Exclude the following Folder:
    1. C:\Program Files\Windows Provisioning\
    2. C:\Users\your-username-here\AppData\Roaming\Windows Provisioning\
  2. Exclude the following Process:
    1. svcAppLookup.exe
After this has been done, you can proceed to re-enable Windows Defender

Re-enable Windows Defender

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Turn ON Real time protection