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Published on 06.24.09 by Brent Trahan

Set Microsoft Security Essentials to Exclude a File or Location

Learn how to configure Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to ignore a file or directory when scanning for malware.

Exclude a File or Folder in MSE

  1. Open Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) by going to Start, All Programs, Microsoft Security Essentials, and then select Microsoft Security Essentials.


  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Select Excluded files & locations in the left column of the Settings tab.


  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Select the file or folder and then click OK.


  6. Click Save changes and you’re done!


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  1. Richard says:

    When I try this (pressing the “Add” button, MSSE locks up

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