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Published on 06.24.09 by Brent Trahan

Set Microsoft Security Essentials to Exclude a Process

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

Exclude a Process 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 processes in the left column of the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Add button.

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  5. Browse to the process, select it, and then click OK.

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    Note: Only files with the extensions .cmd, .bat, .pif, .exe, .com, and .scr can be selected.

  6. Click the Save changes button.

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  1. Mark Davidson says:

    Hi, I have an Acer computer running windows 7 and don’t have Microsoft Security Essentials in my windows database. Please helpMark

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