Excluding Sparkbooth Windows Defender

To exclude Sparkbooth from being scanned by Windows Defender, follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Security Settings

  • Click on the Start menu and type Windows Security, then click to open.
  • Alternatively, access it via Settings (Win + I) > Update & Security > Windows Security.

2. Navigate to Virus & Threat Protection

Navigate to Virus & Threat Protection

  • In the Windows Security window, click on Virus & threat protection.

3. Manage Settings

Manage Settings

  • Under the "Virus & threat protection settings" section, click on Manage settings.

4. Exclusions


  • Scroll to the Exclusions section.
  • Click on Add or remove exclusions.

5. Add an Exclusion For Sparkbooth application folder

Add an Exclusion

  • In the Exclusions section, click on Add an exclusion.
  • Select Folder to exclude a whole folder and select the Sparkbooth application folder (ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparkbooth 7, C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparkbooth DSLR Canon 7, or C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparkbooth DSLR Nikon 7)

Select Sparkbooth application folder

6. Confirm the Exclusion

  • After selection, the folder or file will be added to the exclusions list and will not be scanned by Windows Defender.

Note: Excluding files or folders can expose your system to risks. Ensure that the files or folders you exclude are from a trusted source. Be cautious when changing settings in Windows Defender.