I’m just wondering if the windows client installer automatically adds itself to the Windows Defender process exclusion list?
One of my computers was “freezing” or stuttering because it was running so slow during an image backup. I checked task manager and saw that urbackupclientbackend.exe was at 100% disk utilization continuously while the backup was running. Doing a search on this forum showed a similar problem was reported when antivirus was also running on the files urbackup was opening.
So I manually added the Defender exclusions using PowerShell with the following commands:
Set-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess "C:\Program Files\UrBackup\UrBackupClientBackend.exe" Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess "C:\Program Files\UrBackup\UrBackupClient_cmd.exe" Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess "C:\Program Files\UrBackup\UrBackupClient.exe" Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath "C:\Program Files\UrBackup\"
It seems to run better now so I’m assuming the client does not add the exclusions?