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The one type of exclusion that Malwarebytes doesn't seem to allow users to configure is Registry exclusions, be it individual settings or entire keys. In particular, ForceActiveDesktopOn keeps getting quarantined by Malwarebytes, but I need Active Desktop in order for certain software I use to work, for example DOSBox (don't ask me why DOSBox requires Active Desktop, but there's an unofficial patch being made which removes that dependency).

Could the option to add Registry exclusions to Malwarebytes be added in the future?

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Yes unfortunately you cannot manually exclude registry entries in the consumer version, however you can exclude a registry item easily from a scan.  Just perform a scan so that the registry item is detected then uncheck the checkbox next to the detection and click Next then when prompted on what to do with the remaining detection select the option to always ignore the item and it will be added to your exclusions so that it is no longer detected in future scans.

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