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Offline DavidR

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Re: Avast Folder Size
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2014, 05:44:41 PM »
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Thank you David. I appreciate it.
As I've mentioned: with Avast 9, the folder size was about 320 MB, and now it's 370 MB.
Is that normal? And what might be those extra 50 MB?


If you happen to have kept a copy of the old avast installation/setup files, even keeping just the last one, it will give you an indication that the new program update is larger.

For the most part this will be related to new functions and features. If I recall correctly the latest avast 2015 installation/setup file is around 120MB fir the free version and that is around 20-30MB larger. This would also be compressed, so would be larger still when unpacked during installation/update.

As an avast user not employee, I can't say specifically what makes up the increase in size other than new feature are likely to mean a larger size.
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Re: Avast Folder Size
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2014, 05:50:37 PM »
40 MB larger, actually...

 Directory of D:\Download\Avast Antivirus

12/20/2013  02:03 PM        91,412,976 avast_free_antivirus_setup__2014_9.0.2011.263.exe

 Directory of D:\Download\Avast Antivirus

10/22/2014  12:53 AM       131,078,000 avast_free_antivirus_setup__2015_10.0.2206.692.exe

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Re: Avast Folder Size
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2014, 07:13:15 PM »
40 MB larger, actually...

 Directory of D:\Download\Avast Antivirus

12/20/2013  02:03 PM        91,412,976 avast_free_antivirus_setup__2014_9.0.2011.263.exe

 Directory of D:\Download\Avast Antivirus

10/22/2014  12:53 AM       131,078,000 avast_free_antivirus_setup__2015_10.0.2206.692.exe

-Noel

Well my speaking from memory is never going to be entirely accurate - having recently done a clear out of old installation files.

But it goes even further to confirm the program and its new functions is larger. Good job someone is keeping records ;D
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Re: Avast Folder Size
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 08:31:06 PM »
Bit more history for your collection (from XP)
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04/18/2010  11:30 PM        48,417,032 setup_av_free(v5).exe
03/31/2013  08:46 PM        97,495,576 avast_free_antivirus_setup_7.0.1474.exe
06/19/2013  09:54 PM       117,478,104 avast_free_antivirus_setup-v8-1489.exe
02/24/2014  12:17 AM        88,725,592 avast_free_antivirus_setup-v9.exe
03/21/2014  04:27 PM        88,551,496 avast_free_antivirus_setup-v9-2016.exe
05/01/2014  09:33 PM        88,882,192 avast_free_antivirus_setup-v9-2018.exe
06/27/2014  02:28 PM        91,906,368 avast_free_antivirus_setup-v9-2021.exe
Version# is what I often append to filename when I download.
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Re: Avast Folder Size
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2014, 09:51:30 PM »
Thank you David, Noel and cooby. I'm grateful for your help.