Can we Get a List of Disk Space Used by AVs?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Brandonn2010, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I want to make a list of the average disk space taken by different AVs. While this could be construed as an A v. B thread, it is not. I was just thinking that when I go to defrag, I notice a bunch of files by Avast! I also know BD and others can take a GB of space, which seems nuts. So I would like to list what each AV takes.

    Please add Program Files folder and Program Data folders. If different users report different sizes, I will average them out.

    - Avast! Free ~300MB
    - Avira Premium ~214MB
     
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    I don't see any problem with people listing the actual disk usage of the products they have installed. Also, kits sizes, install size, temporary file space used while running... and all that could be useful for people to know.
     
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    Avira Premium 2013 - 214 MB -
    I've actually made a mistake, it should be altogether 231.1 MB, not much more but accurate for statistical purposes.
     
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  4. Brandonn2010

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    I probably need the Avast! Free amount from someone else, as mine is missing a few shields and the WebRep, Gadget, etc.
     
  5. cobrafirefly

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    Kaspersky Lab in Program Files(x86) 168MB
    Kaspersky Lab in ProgramData 649MB

    Windows 8 x64
     
  6. RejZoR

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    You need to count all the data, meaning everything in the installation folder and everything in the USER profile and PROGRAMDATA. Plus some stuff that is dropped all over the system. But does it really matter how much HDD does it take up?if it's around up to 500MB i wouldn't really bother checking. Disk drives are so big these days that AV's are a drop in the ocean when it comes to size.
    I also never bothered with the AV size on SSD (laptop) which is around 20 times smaller than the HDD in my main PC.

    In the past (a long ago past) when i still had 4GB disk drive i'd worry but to be honest, when i had it, i never checked how much space AV takes up. There were other bigger things on HDD that i usually had to cleanup...
     
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    Very true! Most software drops files/folder in many different parts of the HD. If you do not do your appraisal correctly you can simply underestimate the size. Files are dropped in program data, common folders, users folders (roaming, local, etc), system folder, etc.

    Also size may depend on specific settings and configuration. E.g. WSA has a micro size but depending on amount of software been monitored size of program data may vary greatly. Other tools compress/decompress on-the-fly data... and so on.

    Even the smallest HD on the market can perfectly cope with space occupied by these tools and you cannot link whatsoever size of install with performance exept AV DAT sizes.

    So, if anyone is mentioning size on HD they should also mention which folders have been accounted for. Otherwise the measure and reporting is simply flawed.
     
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    I think this is irrelevant, however most suites on the market should use between 400-1000MB (all inclusive, and I am not giving out exact sizes here as caches will change from PC to PC which means it is not necessary that the install size would be the same for each computer).
     
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    Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

    Program = 168Mb
    Data = 588Mb

    TOTAL 756Mb

    Emsisoft EAM 7 = 273Mb

    *NB EAM7 figure from program file. Nothing in data folder?
     
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    Webroot Secure Anywhere -

    Program files - less than a meg
    Program data - 110 meg
    Edit: found another uninstall file in "common files" for about 9 meg.


    Bitdefender - I don't have it installed now, but it used roughly 1GB of space.
     
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    Comodo IS 6 beta 2 (without geekbuddy):

    Program files - 262 meg
    Program data - 52 meg
    Program data/Comodo downloader folder - 109 meg (might be able to delete, I think they are just the install files)
     
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    Not to the people with SSDs...

    As best as I can figure... Norton Internet Security 2013 on Windows 8...
    ProgramData 446 MB
    Public Downloads 17 MB
    Program Files (x86) 108 MB
    Norton Management in Program Files (x86) 53.6 MB
    NortonInstaller in Program Files (x86) 28.1 MB
    NortonInstaller in ProgramData 236 KB
    Symantec folder in Documents 628 KB
    Symantec Shared in Common Files (x86) 608 KB
    Symantec Shared in Common Files 409 KB
    and some other files like shortcuts and such that are a few KB each...
    So approximately 653+ MB.
     
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    Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0.0 free:
    - program files: 94.8 MB
    - program data: 76.8 MB
     
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    Point taken :)

    About the same size for PC Tools Internet Security - counting from Program Files, ProgramData and User folders. Windows 7 32-bit.
     
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    Program files - 712kb
    Programdata - 71mb
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    Kaspersky had massive logging data storage. I don't know what the hell were they logging (and how) in KAV 2010 but the logs were massive.
     
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    eset smart security 5:
    program files folder: 90.1mb
    program data: 122mb
    program data with update cache cleared: 64mb

    I dont see why other products need to use between 500mb to 1gb if other products use less than 300mb

    f-secure: program files folder: 424mb
    program date: 343MB

    i feel that some vendors should do something about the huge amount of disc space needed compared to other vendors. most of f-secure's installation space is due to bitdefender engine. their own engines do not take up much space.
     
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    This is pointless. Almost every vendor has a custom, minimal, default, and max install option. There are simply too many configuration options when installing an AV. It will be different for everyone. The only way this would work is if you specified max install for every AV.
     
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    Kingsoft Antivirus: 95.3 MB

    Should be a bit less than that, because I've installed the Office program as well.
     
  24. Brandonn2010

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    Okay, there are too many variables. The one thing that is clear is Panda Cloud and Kingsoft are very small compared to the others, which makes sense.
     
  25. steve1955

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    I have a question:-with the size of most HDs used nowadays does the few hundred mbs used at most really matter?I am more concerned about the effectiveness of the product than the relatively small amount of disk space used!Then again I suppose some folk worry about all sorts of things
     
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