Windows 10 Defender

Step-by-step guide on how to add the Windows Hosts file to the
Windows Defender ignored files list on Windows 10.

for a step-by-step guide for Windows 8 click here

1. Click on the Start button.

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2. Click on “All apps”.

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3. Click on “Windows System”.

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4. Click on “Windows Defender to open Defender.

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5. When Windows Defender has opened, click on “Settings”.

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6. Scroll down and click on “Add an exclusion”.

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7. Click on “Exclude a file”.

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8. Browse to find the Hosts file then click on it to highlight it.
The file will be in “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”.
After selecting the Hosts file click “Exclude this file”.

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Congratulations, you have added the Windows hosts file to the Windows 10 Defender ignored files list.