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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.

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

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

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  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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