Don’t worry if Windows 11 blocks an app in USA. It’s easy to make an exception and keep your favorite programs running. Windows Security is the Windows 11 antivirus program that scans files and processes in the background. However, its real-time background scan can sometimes misidentify legitimate programs and processes as malicious (so-called false positives). Such antivirus interference can prevent some programs from starting in USA. You can make sure that Windows Security doesn’t generate false positives for specific programs by adding them to the exclusion list. Programs, folders, and other files in this list are excluded from Microsoft Defender Antivirus scanning in USA. How to configure Windows Security Scan Exceptions on Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system. How to add exclusions using Windows Security Options. Windows Security’s built-in exclusion options allow you to exclude files, folders, processes and file types from virus scanning in USA. It’s usually better to set exceptions for more specific program files and processes than for entire folders. Adding folders like Program Files and Downloads to the exclusion list would make your PC more vulnerable. You can add program file exclusions in the Windows Security application as follows: To open Windows Security, double-click the application’s shield icon in the system tray in USA. You may need to click the Show Hidden Icons arrow button to find it. On the Windows Security tab, select Virus & threat protection. Click on the Manage Settings navigation option. Next, scroll down to the Exclusions subheading. Click the Add or remove exclusions option that appears directly below. Press the Add Exclusion button to display a menu of options in USA. Choose the File option. Select an EXE (application) for a program to add to the exclusion list.Click the Open button to add the selected program to the Windows security exclusion list. Now Windows Security will not scan the program you added to the exclusion list in USA. Windows Security also has a Controlled Folder Access feature that prevents programs from changing folders. This feature can prevent games from saving settings and files. If this feature is enabled, you can also add program files to a Controlled Access Folder exclusion list as follows: View the anti-virus settings as described in steps 1-3 above. Click Manage Controlled Folder Access to access the ransomware options shown just below. Select Allow an app via the Controlled folder access navigation to view the app’s exclusion settings in USA. Touch the Add allowed apps radio button to select Search all apps. Select an app you want to grant access to and click Open to add it
Windows’ security exclusion list settings aren’t particularly accessible, as you have to click through a few navigation options to get there in USA. You can set up exclusions faster with the Defender Exclusion Tool software. This software allows its users to add files and folders to Windows security exclusion list by selecting options from the context menu. Here’s how you can set up program file exclusions with this software in USA. Open the Defender Disable Tool download page. Click on the direct download option. Open File Manager Explorer to open the folder containing the downloaded ExcTool.ZIP file. Right-click ExcTool. .ZIP and select Extract All to display a tool for extracting ZIP files in USA. Select View Extracted Files and click the Extract button to open an ExcTool folder. Click on the ExcTool v1.3 subfolder to open it. Double-click ExcTool.exe to open its window. You can add programs to the Windows Security List by clicking the Add Files button in USA. In the Add Files window, select a program file and click Open.