malware risk

Hi - my organisation will not consider purchasing Knime, even though it looks perfect for the large data validation task we have. They say

‘Sorry – Knime has failed the software approval. It tries to launch executables from an illegal part of the drive – the sort of place that malware likes to run from’


‘The developers of this software have not followed the rules for where executables should run from following the malware explosion around Wannacry.’

Can anyone comment?



Can you be more specific about what exactly the problem is? What is an “illegal part of the drive”, for example?