How To Add Exclusion In McAfee?

How To Add Exclusion In McAfee

In McAfee security software such as Livesafe or Total Protection, you can exclude a file from being scanned for viruses through the Real-Time Scanning feature. When you choose any files or apps to be excluded during scanning, the security software skips them from being scanned. Only when you are confident that the file or app is safe, go ahead and add it to the exclusion list. But, if you are not sure of its safety, it is advisable not to add it to the exclusion list. To know how to add exclusion in McAfee, follow the procedure given below.

New Windows User Interface

  • To add an exclusion in your McAfee software, open the software and click on the Settings icon.
  • Navigate to PC settings and click on Real-Time scanning.
  • Click on the Excluded file and select the Add file option.
  • Browse for the file/app that needs to be excluded from scanning and select them just as you want. To add more files for exclusion, repeat the process until you are done.

Legacy Windows User Interface

  • To exclude the files from being scanned for viruses, click on PC security and select Real-Time Scanning.
  • Navigate to the Excluded file and click on Add file.
  • Search for the files or apps you want to exclude and choose them according to your preference.
  • Do the same for all the files until you add them to the exclusion list.

Mac Computer

  • Open the McAfee security software and navigate to Mac Security.
  • Click on Real-Time Scanning and select Add from the Excluded file option.
  • Search for the files you would like to exclude from the Real-Time Scanning and select the files/apps.
  • For excluding multiple files from being scanned from the Real-Time Scanning, repeat the process.
  • Once you exclude a file or app from the Real-time Scanning, the McAfee security software will not scan them. If you need remote assistance regarding how to add exclusion in McAfee, call us.


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