FIX: Windows Defender causes appleiedav.exe errors

Windows Defender is a built-in antivirus present in your Windows PC and without a doubt, it works really well but sometimes it starts to block appleidav.exe the main process behind iCloud and so users face problems in accessing the Apple’s iCloud for Windows 10. Here in this article, we try to fix the problem of blockage of appleidav.exe by the Windows Defender.

How to prevent Windows Defender from blocking the appleidav.exe?

Confirm appleidav.exe and exclude from windows defender:

So before excluding the appleidav.exe from the defender, you’ve to confirm that this process belongs to the apple iCloud utility then exclude it from the defender by following the below mentioned instructions:

  • Simply open Windows Defender and select Virus & threat protection
  • Then click on Virus and threat protection settings
  • Under exclusions click on Add or remove exclusions
  • Now click on select a folder and click on Apple’s folder


We’re certain after applying this method you won’t face any issues with the iCloud. However, if you used some other method to solve this issue then let us know in the comments section below so that we can improve our guides in the future.

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