When multiple custom dictionaries (over 15 GB) are loaded into Passware Kit, you may see a delay when launching the application. It might take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute for Passware Kit to start.
This delay is caused by Windows Defender scanning all the dictionaries before the application starts. You can eliminate the delay by disabling the security scan for these particular files in Windows. Follow the steps from the article below to set exceptions for Windows Defender:
You will need to add the following folder to the list of exceptions for the security scan:
After adding the exception, restart your computer and run Passware Kit again. It should start without delays.