Defender Antivirus Exclusions

Todays tip is to highlight a key point when potentially considering excluding a process in Windows using Defender Antivirus

“When you add a process to the process exclusion list, Microsoft Defender Antivirus won’t scan files opened by that process, no matter where the files are located. The process itself, however, will be scanned unless it has also been added to the file exclusion list.”

References
Configure and validate exclusions for Microsoft Defender Antivirus scans