Agrimaster 'running slowly'?

Are you running any of these programmes on your PC:-

  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Windows Defender
  • Other Microsoft equivalent anti-virus programmes or
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

We have had a number of recent support queries from clients reporting the following symptoms with Agrimaster: 

  • Agrimaster programme running very slowly
  • Some screens look 'different' 
  • When creating an entry the Date has been set to Jan 1900 or 1 Dec 1890.

 We have identified these issues are due to a range of anti-virus programmes not allowing Agrimaster to run correctly. 

The resolution to this issue is to add Agrimaster to the exclusion list (or exception list).

You will need to add both directory/locations



c:\program files(x86)\agrimaster\


Some examples of how to add Agrimaster to the Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender exclusion list (or exception list):

Windows Defender (Windows 7/Vista/XP)

  1. Go to Start menu and open Security Essentials

For Windows 7/Vista:
Open Start menu and type security essentials and then click on ‘Security Essentials’

For Windows XP:
Go to Start Menu>All programs>Microsoft Security Essentials.

  1.  Go to the ‘Settings’ tab
  2. Click ‘Exclude files and locations’
  3. Click the “Browse” button
  4. Select (high-light) “Agrimaster” in the list
  5. Click “Add”
  6. Click “OK”
  7. Click ‘Save Changes’

Windows Defender (Windows 8.0)

  1. Press Windows key in the keyboard and open Windows Defender from start menu
  2. Go to the ‘Settings’ tab and Click ‘Exclude files and locations’
  3. Click the ‘Browse’ button
  4. Select (high-light) ‘Agrimaster’ in the list
  5. Click ‘Add’ button
  6. Click ‘OK’
  7. Click ‘Save Changes’

 Windows Defender (Windows 10)

  1. Open ‘Settings’, and click/tap on either the ‘System’ or ‘Update & Security’ icon
  2. Click/tap on ‘Windows Defender’ on the left side
  3. Click/tap on the ‘Add an exclusion’ link on the right side under Exclusions
  4. Select ‘Agrimaster’
  5. Click ‘Exclude this file’
  6. Click ‘OK’ to close the window
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