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Published on 06.24.09 by Brent Trahan

Set Microsoft Security Essentials to Exclude a File Type

Learn how to configure Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to ignore a file type when scanning for malware or using real-time protection.

Exclude a File Type 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 file types in the left column of the Settings tab.

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  4. Type *. followed by the file type (*.jpg, *.txt, *.png, so on) and then click the Add button.

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  5. Click Save changes and you’re done!

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