70,000K of various Avast Apps ...
by Edward ODaniel - 6/9/08 8:51 PM
In Reply to: RE: by GakunGak
appears to be the combined total of in use RAM observed for the various AVAST modules. He didn't name them but Avast has 7 "On Access Protections that can be loaded in memory (Outlook/Exchange, P2P Shield, Standard Shield, Web Shield, Network Shield, Internet Mail, and Instant Messaging Shield) or disabled and each can be set for Normal, High, or a Custom "sensitivity". Anything loaded in memory uses RAM and 68 meg isn't that much and default settings do not use that much (more like 56 meg). RAM is there to be used and wasted if it isn't used.
Avast also checks for updates and definitions every few hours and that process also uses additional RAM.
In addition Avast offers VRDB ("Virus Recovery Database") stores information about the actual state of the files, doing it three versions back for each file. The database creation/maintenance is performed either when the computer is idle, or when the screen-saver is running (any screen-saver, not only the avast! one). Depending on how the user configures it this can consume additional RAM and can even affect performance or it can be disabled.
NOTHING in the post indicates and "Security Problem" or any problem with Avast - it indicates that the user hasn't familiarized themselves with the product. That is something you too should consider doing before insinuating there is any problem with Avast.
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