[WINDOWS User + Windows Defender] How to speed up execution

If you are using Windows Defender as your default antivirus software, MicroEJ Studio or SDK may be slowed down as it manipulates lots of JAR files (which are ZIP files) that are regularly analyzed.

To improve MicroEJ Studio or SDK experience, please find below a list of folders that should be excluded from Windows Defender monitoring:

  • C:\Users\[username]\.eclipse
  • C:\Users\[username]\.ivy2
  • C:\Users\[username]\.microej
  • C:\Users\[username]\.p2
  • C:\Program Files\MicroEJ
  • your workspace(s) folder(s)
  • your sources folder(s)

Other folders like C compiler and toolchain installation forlder could also be added depending on your full project configuration.

The exclusion page is available in the Settings application ( Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus and threat protection > Virus and threat protection settings > Manage settings > Exclusions > Add or remove exclusions )

Note: this documentation is extracted from https://repository.microej.com/p2/, section Windows Specifics.