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General Discussion Windows Defender July Update - Will delete legitimate file from famous copyright case (DeCSS) (self.sysadmin)
I have an archived copy of both the Source Code and Complied .exe forDeCSS, which some of you may be old enough to remember as the first succesfuly decryption tool for DVD players back when Windows 2000 reigned supreme.
Setting a Windows Defender exception to the folder does not prevent the quarantine from occurring. I re-ran this test three times trying exceptions and even the entire NAS drive as on the excluded list.
To be fair, windows defender's exceptions don't work half the time on ANY file. Which is super annoying when I'm using legitimate tools that it detects as malware. Because it would be malware if I didn't manage the system it's installed on, but I do!
Which really sucks if you're compiling software and it deletes the object file so you're left scratching your head as to why your build failed.