Windows SecurityÂ is built-in to Windows 11 and includes an antivirus program calledÂ Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 11. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.
If you trust a file, file type, folder, or a process that Windows Security has detected as malicious, you can stop Windows Security from alerting you or blocking the program by adding the file to the exclusions list.
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove exclusions for Microsoft Defender Antivirus for Windows Security in Windows 10 and Windows 11.