1. Open Windows Defender
To find the Windows Defender settings, click on the little search icon beside your Windows Icon and a search bar will appear. In that search bar, search "Windows Security" and select "Windows Security".
2. Open Windows Security Settings
After opening Windows Security, you will be greeted with the main screen of Windows Security, containing many settings. From there, click on the ‘Virus and Threat Protection’ setting as pictured below.
3. Click on "Virus and Threat Protection" Settings
After you have clicked "Virus and Threat protection" setting on the main screen, another window will appear. That window will show you settings related to virus and threat protection on your computer. From there, scroll down and select "Add or remove exclusions" under the Exclusions header.
4. Adding Exclusions
After you have clicked on ‘Add or remove exclusions", select "Add an exclusion", then select "Folder", and navigate to the Salad folder located under “C:\Users\YOURUSERHERE\AppData\Roaming\Salad” (without the quotations) and click on "Select Folder"
9. Run Salad
Salad has now been whitelisted! Allow Salad run for at least 30 minutes after setting up the whitelist. Contact support here if this issue persists.