Excluding connected microcontroller
I am working with a microcontroller and using my Windows 10 laptop to develop it. I sometimes connect via a USB cable, and sometimes the controllers bring up their own wi-fi. The controller runs Linux.
Since this is a self-contained device and a completely private network, I want to exclude it from everything Bitdefender does. (No scanning, no firewall blocks, no web site checks, nothing because BD slows down our work with this device.)
What are the steps to do this?