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How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10.

  1. Click on “Start” (1) and search for “Virus & threat protection” then open the app from the results (2).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 1

  2. Click on the “Virus & threat protection settings” (3).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 2

  3. In the opened window, scroll down to “Exclusions” and click on “Add or remove exclusions” (4).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 3

  4. Click on “Add an exclusion” (5) and click on “Folder” (6).

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 4

  5. Navigate to the CactusVPN folder (7), select it and click on “Select Folder” (8).

    Usually it is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\CactusVPN\

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 5

  6. Click “Yes” (9) to accept the changes.

    How to exclude files from scanning in Virus & Threat Protection for Windows 10: Step 6

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