Windows Defender issue

All,

Just a heads-up that Windows Defender on Win 8.1 slows down KNIME to the barest limit of usability. I've had this issue with McAfee on some (corporate) PCs and not on some others, so I'm willing to bet it's a configuration issue (deep scanning of JARs slowing loads, paranoia settings about Java eecution slowing node execution, things like that).

But switching scanners is potentially easier: Avast is as free and unproblematic out-of-the-box, and I bet the same is true for Avira - but beware, the Avira guys have clever behaviour predictions bound to outsmart you into buying! ;-)

Cheers
E

Thanks for the tip!