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

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Jul 3, 2017
166
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Malwarebytes
#1
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?
 

SHvFl

Level 32
Content Creator
Verified
Nov 19, 2014
2,161
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#2
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.
 
Jan 10, 2017
465
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#3
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
 
May 15, 2017
190
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
BitDefender
#4
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.
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
 
Aug 22, 2014
214
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#5
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.
 
Sep 18, 2016
1,041
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
BitDefender
#6
I also got Bitdefender Total Security and I have not experienced any slowdown in performance:)
 
Apr 16, 2017
704
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#7
I wonder if in reality it is really a resource hog.
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?
 
Aug 19, 2017
4
Operating System
Windows 7
Installed Antivirus
Trend Micro
#8
i feel frustrated , Total Resource Hog
it's unfit for old PC or laptop
quickly uninstall them after 30 minutes of use.
 
Jan 10, 2017
465
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#9
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.
 
Oct 21, 2014
2
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
BitDefender
#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.