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McAfee Total Access removes Excluded File

I have a file that has been in use for 15 years or more.  I the past 2 week McAfee is identifing as a virus and removes it to quarantine.  I have added the file to Real Time Scanning > Excluded files but it is still removed.   What can I do from here?

Thanks Michele

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Re: McAfee Total Access removes Excluded File

@Mbooher

Excluding a file from the Real-Time Scanner does not prevent malware from being detected. Rather, it allows you to exclude known safe files and applications from being scanned to improve their performance. When you select a file or application .exe to be excluded, the act of excluding it could cause it to be detected if it is malware. In this case, the file or .exe would disappear from the browse screen and appear in quarantine.

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Sanjay