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
- Open Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) by going to Start, All Programs, Microsoft Security Essentials, and then select Microsoft Security Essentials.
- Select the Settings tab.
- Select Excluded processes in the left column of the Settings tab.
- Click the Add button.
- Browse to the process, select it, and then click OK.
Note: Only files with the extensions .cmd, .bat, .pif, .exe, .com, and .scr can be selected.
- Click the Save changes button.
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