BitDefender free taking up a lot of space

uninfected1

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#1
After all the recent rave reviews I thought I'd give Bitdefender free av a go. One thing that surprised me though was how much space it takes up, 947 MB for the main folder, which seems way too much. I think Panda took up about 150MB, and I think Avast used to take up about 300MB. Any thoughts, info etc would be appreciated.
 

uninfected1

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Thanks for the info. I am going back a long time regarding Avast, probably at least 5 years, but I'm sure it was only about 300, but then I could be wrong. Panda though was definitely nowhere near 900 MB though, but if 947MB is about right for BD, then I guess it 's OK. I could maybe understand it for a paid suite with quite a few more features but it seems very high for a free AV.

Are there any other BitDefender free users here who can confirm how much space it uses?
 
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Deletedmessiah

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Thanks for the info. I am going back a long time regarding Avast, probably at least 5 years, but I'm sure it was only about 300, but then I could be wrong. Panda though was definitely nowhere near 900 MB though, but if 947MB is about right, then I guess it 's OK. I could maybe understand it for a paid suite with quite a few more features but it seems very high for a free AV.
True. When I used Avast years ago, its size was small, if I'm correct, not even 300 MB. I tested years later and it was nearly 1 GB. These software got bigger as time passed.
 
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