BitDefender Total Security 2018 - Slow to Load/Resource Hog?

Discussion in 'Bitdefender' started by SearchLight, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. SearchLight

    SearchLight Level 3

    Jul 3, 2017
    New Jersey
    Windows 10
    I am currently using BDTS 2018 based on the many positive reviews for the last week, and I noticed that whenever the program starts, it takes almost 30 seconds for all its services to load watching the tray icon.

    I have used other AV programs in the past, and none seem to take as long.

    One of the things that BD advertises is that it would not be much of an impact on one's system but I noticed that one of its services, the BD Security Service vsserv.exe uses more ram than any other program on my PC.

    Despite being a great program favorably reviewed, I wonder if in reality it is really a resource hog.

    Any similar experiences?
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  2. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Windows 10
    Ram usage is irrelevant and it's there to be used and how long it takes to load the gui is also irrelevant. If you don't feel a slowdown then it's fine.
  3. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

    Jan 10, 2017
    Windows 10
    I have the Bitdefender IS and the same issue. But it seems to be normal. And months before, i have tested the Kaspersky IS...exactly same behavior. OK i'm a little spoiled in that...the tray icon from avast or eset runs very fast
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  4. kamla5abi

    kamla5abi Level 4

    May 15, 2017
    Windows 10
    i agree
    if it uses a lot of RAM, so what? it is far better/faster to use RAM than to use harddrive
    is your computer booting much slower than before?
    is it downloading files from internet slower than before?
    is program launching much slower than before?
    is copying files much slower than before?

    those are examples of things you should use to decide if a certain AV software is too heavy for you
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  5. legendcampos

    legendcampos Level 5

    Aug 22, 2014
    Windows 10
    He delays the initialization icon, but remains protected because its processes are running in the background. BitDefender is a good product, consumes a lot of RAM even in the free version, but does not leave the system slow, only the navigation seems to get a little slow because its web filter is very robust.
    On my desktop I am using the BitDefender Free + VoodooShield I think one good combo.
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  6. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    Windows 10
    I also got Bitdefender Total Security and I have not experienced any slowdown in performance:)
  7. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

    Apr 16, 2017
    Civil Engineer
    Delhi>India>Asia>Earth>S.S.>Milky way>Our Universe
    Windows 10
    As an end user only you can judge the performance of AV on your system. As all systems behave differently with same software there is no one correct answer.
    Apart from that using an AV will always have some negative effect on the system, and much more visible on lower specced ones. What are your system specs?
    Usually the culprit for slow boot are the startup programs, post a screenshot of task manager> startup tab.
    As you said, your last AV was not a resource hog, so what else has changed since you changed your AV?
  8. manfred0

    manfred0 Level 1

    Aug 19, 2017
    Windows 7
    Trend Micro
    i feel frustrated , Total Resource Hog
    it's unfit for old PC or laptop
    quickly uninstall them after 30 minutes of use.
  9. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

    Jan 10, 2017
    Windows 10
    On my system i7 3770, 16gb RAM, SSD and Win 10 Pro (Build 1703), Bitdefender IS 2018 runs smooth and web browsing is fast. Apps, games and programs start quickly.
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  10. Wyrd Nemesis

    Wyrd Nemesis New Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Higher Ed
    Windows 10
    Bitdefender used to be a resource hog and slowed down both boot time and conventional tasks on older PCs. I almost gave up on this program years ago but decided to give it a new chance recently and - well, it's been working very well so far. No lag in boot time, no lag in browsing, surfing, or multitasking. Every program loads quickly.
    mlnevese likes this.
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