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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.


  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Select Excluded file types in the left column of the Settings tab.


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


  5. Click Save changes and you’re done!


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