Author Topic: Avast filesize seems to be growing  (Read 5239 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

vinita

  • Guest
Avast filesize seems to be growing
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:39:05 AM »
Hi, my Avast program file now stands at 77.1MB. Is this because of the automatic updates, if so can you tell me how to reduce its size and where the definations are saved. Thank you.

galooma

  • Guest
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 01:24:19 AM »
Hi and welcomeVinita,
I dont think the updated definition files are the problem as they are incremental. I looked at my own files and I agree the total size is a lot bigger than it should be(86mb)
The Pic below shows files within the Avast Data file which on my system anyway seems too large at 42 mb.
Hopefully someone knows wether the INTEG file(22mb) is a nessesary component or not. The report file is where all your logs from previous scans go and i think can be cleaned out.

sded

  • Guest
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 03:36:57 AM »
Integ folder can't be too important-mine is still empty after a few months.  Unless maybe you are using VRDB?  Also found a large (10MB) file AshWebSv.ws in the Logs folder that appears to grow without bound and  have no earthly reason for being kept around for very long.  Another item is that my Chest files got duplicated for daylight savings time when the time tags changed, so I got rid of the duplicates.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2005, 03:38:31 AM by sded »

pierrotlefou

  • Guest
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 03:45:05 AM »
Hello!

As far as I know, these files or folders may grow up :
- the virus chest;
- the log files;
- the VPS file (400.vps);
- the VRDB folder (integ).

You can clean the virus chest and log files ; the VPS and VRDB files are obviously necessary components.

The virus definitions file (VPS) is stored in C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA.

pierrotlefou
« Last Edit: April 25, 2005, 08:10:22 AM by pierrotlefou »

Offline MikeBCda

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2247
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 04:14:20 AM »
Hopefully someone knows wether the INTEG file(22mb) is a nessesary component or not.

Hi,

The Integ subfolder (not file) is where the sucessfully created VRDB data goes.  So "necessary" is a matter of judgement, of course, but you won't have VRDB for repairs without it.
Intel Atom D2700, 2 gig RAM, Win 7 x64 SP1 & IE-11, Firefox 51.0
(default). 320 gig HD, 15Mb DSL, Win firewall, Avast 12.3.2280 free, SpywareBlaster, MBAM Prem., Crypto-Prevent

galooma

  • Guest
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005, 06:47:51 AM »
Thanks Mike thats the answer i was looking for, Looking further i see that it re-generates a new snapshot every three weeks . I wonder if that subfolder has a capacity limit and drops old outdated data or is continually growing?

vinita

  • Guest
Re: Avast filesize seems to be growing
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2005, 01:19:59 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm much clearer about the program now, I thought I could have deleted the stale defs like I did with AVG.