Can I set up Windows Defender to detect only certain types of threats?

Yes, it is possible to set up Windows Defender to detect only certain types of threats.

Windows Defender is a great security utility that comes standard with Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1. It is designed to protect your computer from malicious software, like viruses, Trojans, spyware, and ransomware.

In addition to providing a comprehensive defense against malware and other malicious threats, Windows Defender also offers the ability to configure custom rules that allow you to specify what type of threats the program should look for and how it should respond.

To customize Windows Defender to detect only certain types of threats, launch Windows Defender from the Start menu or by searching for it in the search box.

Once the Windows Defender window appears, click on the cog icon in the top right hand corner to open up the settings area.

In the settings area you will see various tabs, one of which is titled “Excluded Files and Locations”. This tab allows you to add files or directories that Windows Defender will ignore when it is running.

If you have files or programs that you don’t want Windows Defender to scan, simply add them to the list by clicking on the “Add” button.

The next tab is “Exclusions”. On this tab, you can specify which types of threats Windows Defender should detect and which ones it should ignore.

For example, if you want Windows Defender to ignore all threats that are related to gaming, then you can simply select the “Gaming” checkbox under “Exclusions”. Other exclusions include “Adware”, “Spyware”, “Potentially Unwanted Programs”, and more.

Once you have selected which types of threats you would like Windows Defender to ignore, click on the “Apply” button.

Finally, you can manage the way that Windows Defender responds to threats by going to the “Security Response” tab. Here you can specify the action that Windows Defender should take when it detects a threat. For example, you can choose to quarantine the threat, delete it, or prompt you for confirmation about what to do.

By taking advantage of the custom rules feature, you can easily set up Windows Defender to detect only certain types of threats, giving you the best possible protection for your computer.