Windows Live OneCare Help Center
When should I add a file to the Antivirus exclusion list?
In general, you should not add files to your Windows Live OneCare Antivirus exclusion list. However, there might be occasions when Antivirus identifies a file as potentially infected even though it is not. If this happens, and you are certain that the file does not contain a virus (for example, by contacting the source person or organization for the file), then you can add it to your exclusion list. If you only suspect that the file is not really infected, however, you should contact Help Center before excluding the file.
To add a file to your Antivirus exclusion list
On the left side of the Windows Live OneCare display, click View or change settings.
- On the Antivirus tab, under Advanced settings, click Antivirus exclusions....
- In the Windows Live OneCare Antivirus exclusions dialog box, click Add.
- Browse to the file you want to exclude, and then click Open. The file will appear in the exclusion list.
- In the Windows Live OneCare Antivirus exclusions dialog box, click OK.
Adding a file to the exclusion list might place you computer at risk of infection.
Learn more on the Web
Microsoft Security Antivirus Information page
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