Windows Defender - How to setup an exclusion for HashFish?

Modified on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:42:50 +0800

HashFish runs secured mining applications that have been compiled in-house under thorough review--however some antiviruses may detect that HashFish contains cryptocurrency mining software and issue a false positive alert that it may be unwanted. 

First, open Windows Defender via your Start Menu by clicking the Windows Icon and typing "Windows Defender". Click "Windows Defender settings".
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Then click "Open Windows Defender Security Center".

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Then click "Virus & threat protection".


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Then click "Thread history".

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Then under Quarantined Items, first click the dropdown arrow to reveal the "See details" link and then click that.

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Verify that the file quarantined is a HashFish executable file. You may need to check through a few of these quarantined items (if there is more than one).



Once you have confirmed that it is a HashFish executable, click the "Restore" button for that file.

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You can now toggle mining off and on on HashFish to resume mining.