Exclude disk in defender

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  1. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Guys, is this possible to exclude a full disk from defender in 1809? it was possible in previous builds, has anyone had this same issue?

    tia!
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    If you mean the Windows Defender Security Center, I will not see any changes in this regard. Everything is exactly as it was. The only change is that the Taskbar icon's start now is different than before. Now is there new small app for it (SecurityHealthSystray.exe) in %windir% folder, previosly was used MSASCuiL.exe in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender.
    Only, if You're looking for Drive in extensions submenu, then it isn't really there (have never been), You must select Folder.
    Open Windows Defender Security Center => Virus & threat protection => Virus & threat protection settings and click on Manage settings => Exclusions click on Add or remove exclusions
     
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  3. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    This might not be what you want to hear, but it's a bad idea to exclude an entire drive - about as bad as sharing the root of a drive. You can make a single folder in the drive and put everything else in it.
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    thanks eemuler, but its for gaming and vms purposes, nothing important there and i dont download shady stuff form the net.
     
  5. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks man!
     
  6. bear_aussie

    bear_aussie MDL Junior Member

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    #7 bear_aussie, Oct 14, 2018
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    hmm
    there has to be a way of doin this w/o powers-hell & bashing the regkeys directly
    gotta be a dll or sumthing that comspec or vbscript can hit
     
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  7. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    Microsoft recommends the powershell cmdlets to manage Defender.
    There should be a corespondent wmi interface, but probably slower / limited, and since scripting can be crippled on many PCs, powershell is advised.
    Feel free to come up with something better, tough.
     
  8. bear_aussie

    bear_aussie MDL Junior Member

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    your a legend, mate :D
     
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  9. Micro

    Micro MDL Junior Member

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    Still works fine here in 18252.1000 which is 1809, I exclude several small drives devoted to (cough) sketchy software.
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Please show the exclusions?
     
  11. Micro

    Micro MDL Junior Member

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    #12 Micro, Oct 15, 2018
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