How to add Advanced Threat Defense exceptions

Advanced Threat Defense continuously monitors running processes and grades suspicious behaviors such as attempts to: disguise the type of process, execute code in another process’s space (hijack process memory for privilege escalation), replicate, drop files, hide from process enumeration applications, etc. Each suspicious behavior raises the process rating. When a threshold is reached, an alarm is triggered.

In this article, we will show you how to configure exception rules for trusted apps so that Advanced Threat Defense does not block them if they perform threat-like actions.




1. Click Protection on the navigation menu on the Bitdefender interface.

2. In the Advanced Threat Defense pane, click Open.

3. In the Settings window, click Manage Exceptions.

4. Click + Add an Exception.

5. Enter the path of the process (.exe) you want to exclude from scanning in the corresponding field. Alternatively, you can navigate to the executable by clicking the browse button on the right side of the interface, select it and click on OK.

6. Turn on the switch next to Advanced Threat Defense.

7. Click Save.


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