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Offline bertscroggins

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Avast 200MB and counting!(SOLVED)
« on: April 25, 2011, 01:47:26 AM »
Hi All,

Another silly one (I did search but found nothing matching my query, which is surprising!).

I am trying to quicken a particular laptop and note that Avast is 200MB in size and increasing with every update.
Is this usual?
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.

Bert.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 03:24:09 AM by bertscroggins »

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Re: Avast 200MB and counting!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 03:06:14 AM »
The short answer is yes it is usual - Stop counting.

Longer answer:
The avast updates 'defs' are contained in their own unique folders so there will be duplication, see image. When an incremental update is done a new folder is created for the collation of the existing definitions and the new incremental ones. Each one will be over 50MB in its uncompressed state, which helps with scanning speed.

So you will at that point have at least the new one and the previous one and possibly one from the day before. Periodically avast does its own housekeeping and drops of the oldest one of the back end. So most of the time you will only have two or at most three defs version folders.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 03:07:53 AM by DavidR »
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Re: Avast 200MB and counting!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 03:23:47 AM »
Ah, okay.
No major problem then.

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to advise, David.

Bert.

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Re: Avast 200MB and counting!(SOLVED)
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 12:54:31 PM »
You're welcome.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.561) UI 1.0.609/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security