BullGuard is HUGE on disk.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Vladimyr, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. Vladimyr

    Vladimyr Registered Member

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    Started using a promotional BullGuard AV license from last year. Surprised to discover in 'Program Files' it occupies 720MB.
    True, it does keep 2 copies of defs, but they're each ~320MB!
    I'm used to avast! at ~60MB.
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    It's mainly because of BitDefender, which is also bloated.
     
  3. m0unds

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    is disk space at so much of a premium that you're fretting about or otherwise disturbed by 720MB worth of files?
     
  4. clocks

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    Yes, and no. I think that is pretty wasteful for an AV program.
     
  5. siberianwolf

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    doesn't it have some kinda cloud technology? based on signatures only?
     
  6. lodore

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    somepeople like to keep their OS partition small so you can make quicker images.
    plus other av's use alot less disc space so why does bullguard use so much.
     
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    bitdefender.
     
  8. Vladimyr

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    It's XP SP3 on a 10GB partition and I initially couldn't work out where all the free space went. Real-time referencing 320MB of definitions might be a performance bottleneck.
     
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    OMG !! I didint knew that it uses that much space.

    Does Bit-defender also does so ?
     
  10. TheKid7

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    I have never used BullGuard.

    Does BullGuard have an option to make an Antivirus Rescue CD? If yes, then much of the space being used may be as a result of the ISO image for the Antivirus Rescue CD.
     
  11. BullGuard

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    Dear Vladimyr,


    Yes, please note that you need a minimum of 200 Mb free on your computer but indeed they can increase up to 700Mb because of the antivirus definitions.


    If you have any questions, I will kindly ask you to send us an email to support@bullguard.com .


    Best regards,
    BullGuard Support Team
     
  12. Vladimyr

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    Thanks for your input. I'm pretty sure it was up to 720MB on my PC before I removed it.

    So you only need 200MB free disk space - as long as you won't need any virus definitions! :argh:

    You really should get someone to change the webpage to 800 Mb free.

    Cheers.
     
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