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Disable Anti-virus

We recommend disabling anti-virus on all machines performing migrations. Failure to disable anti-virus will significantly reduce performance and can potentially lead to migration failures.

Alternatively, you can create anti-virus exclusions for the following directories:


We also recommend disabling all vulnerability scanning software, such as SPAM filtering, and any other network scanning that reduce migration performance.

Windows Security Settings

Click on Windows Security in the system tray found in the lower-right corner of your screen. Check for any anti-virus software and/or Windows Defender.

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Click on Virus & threat protection

Click on Manage settings

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Turn Off Real-time protection

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Disable from Control Panel

Open Control Panel and Search for Windows Defender.

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Click Settings

Uncheck Turn on real-time protection

Click Save

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Alternatively, you may disable Windows Defender form your Registry.

Disable from Registry

Open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender.

Right-click on the right window and select New > DWORD > 32-bit Value. Name the new DWORD: DisableRealtimeMonitoring.

Set the Value data to 1 to disable and delete the DWORD you created to enable.

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