What is the purpose of using ‘ExclusionProcess’ command?

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Alerted Command: “C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe” -inputformat none -outputformat text -NonInteractive -Command Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess knime.exe -ErrorAction Stop

What is the purpose of using ‘ExclusionProcess’ command?

I’m not a Powershell expert, but I believe the purpose is to make sure that KNIME runs without having Windows Defender scan it (which can cause slowdowns during KNIME startup).

See the Powershell documentation: