BitDefender free taking up a lot of space

Discussion in 'Bitdefender' started by uninfected1, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    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.
     
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  2. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    I think that's normal
    avast if you add up all folders, it uses >900Mb. The main folder is 882Mb on my laptop

    not sure if there is any offline AV uses less space
     
  3. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    Emsisoft is 600 MB on my laptop. I think ESET might have smaller size but not sure.
     
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  4. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    #4 uninfected1, Jul 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2017
    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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  5. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    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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