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Intellij IDEA + Git performance = KIS

Once upon a time .. something happened to Intellij IDEA.

Every Git operation was taking a very long time and all I had to do is to wait while staring at it. “Compare with Latest Repository Version” was taking ages to complete. Something was definitely wrong and although I blamed IDEA EAP builds initially, that was not the case.

Other people reported it works fine for them so I started looking for what could be wrong with my setup and found the reason – an antivirus, of course. I run Kaspersky Internet Security and so far never had any issue with it. But this time it had to be tweaked a little to stop interfering with my activities:

Once it was configured to exclude and trust anything related to IDEA, Git, Java, Groovy, Gradle and Maven things came back to normal. I’m sorry, IDEA, for thinking it was you.

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