Various AV's detection bases file size

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  1. xpsunny

    xpsunny Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I would like to know the file size of the entire detection bases of KIS 2009, Norton 2009, Avira, AVG and ESET 3.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pugmug

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    May I ask why?As each changes and classes their bases at different times and ways,what is the point of your question?
     
  3. xpsunny

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    I know that the bases are frequently updated, I just wanna know their size.
     
  4. icr

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    Hi
    just guessing do u mean the manual update sizeo_O
     
  5. pugmug

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    What I am speaking of is if a/v 1 writes 10 definitions to cover 100 variants of a virus where a/v 2 writes 100 definitions to cover the 100 variants of the same virus,what does the size of the base matter?It tells you nothing.
     
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    Might be of some worth in scenarios where internet connection is slow and unreliable, e.g. dial up connections, which are very common in the poster's country of origin, India.

    So, when recommending an AV to e.g a friend or so, a product with smaller database size will be preferred.
     
  7. xpsunny

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    Man! Man! Man! Merry Christmas.

    All I wanna know is SIMPLY the entire detection bases's file size. I just don't care whether someone has a slow internet connection, or had a breakup with someone or forgot to brush teeth before going to office. :D

    I ONLY wanna know the detection base size......Merry Christmas!
     
  8. xpsunny

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    [OT]Those are the data you might have got from out dated books, we have a strong national backbone for internet services, enough to power up the internet connection of the entire American Continent. :) +Ample of nuclear power to come soon, that can outperform China's export rates. Thanks to US Under Secretary of State Condelizza Rice and Nicholas Burns and of course the democratic system in India helped to build consensus.

    There are some "personal" reasons for me to know about the file size......
     
  9. pugmug

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    Then I suggest that you do your own work looking at each a/v site to see what the size may be.
     
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    Some such as Eset don't tell.;) Oh, and Merry Christmas to you as well.:D
     
  11. xpsunny

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    Well, I found out the size of Norton its 34 MB. I think it's a right place for me to post the thread....since most of the users seem to be using different AVs, so easy to get the information....u know...
     
  12. pugmug

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    No I don't know and don't care.As I stated before base size does not matter.
     
  13. xpsunny

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    Then don't reply to the thread (don't take it personally). :)

    "Size does not matter", that made me LAUGH. :D
     
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    Well just to do my bit for this important research AntiVir free has 4 'vdf' files totalling 17,054k.
     
  15. The Hammer

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    I think I misunderstood your original question. It appears from this post that you are NOT asking how many virus definitions are in the data bases correct?
     
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    that just made me LOL
     
  17. xpsunny

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    Exactly....:D
     
  18. pugmug

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    Are you trying to find what you think will be a good a/v based on their data base size or are you trying to save hard drive space?
     
  19. xpsunny

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    Now that's like a good chap. Thanks. :)
     
  20. xpsunny

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    I'll reveal the reason, once I get all the replies....till then Suspense...
     
  21. The Hammer

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    LOL. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting.:rolleyes: :ninja:
     
  22. xpsunny

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    If I reveal the reason then no one will reply to this thread....
     
  23. pugmug

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    Never mind,I have a steak waiting.Cow taste good.LOL!
     
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    I've just had a thought,if there's too much of a delay in getting all the sizes then they'll be updated so we'll have to start over.:doubt:
     
  25. xpsunny

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    Please don't bring cows in this thread. They are ever happy, lively and cheerful. We should take inspiration from cows, about living a happy life.

    Anyone, please post KIS, AVG and ESET detection base's size please.
     
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