Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

AVG Free Disk Space Usage


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 scotstech

scotstech

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland
  • Local time:12:06 AM

Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:26 AM

I was pretty happy with AVG Free running on my XP machine until the latest program update (Version 17.3.3011, build 17.3.3443.0).

 

Now, it's causing all sorts of problems: unresponsive launch button, icon won't load on start up in the notification area, seems to be causing a very, very slow computer shutdown... and most problematically I *think* it's gobbling a huge amount of disk space, possible around 6Gb. That might not seem much, but it's space I can't afford on a machine with a 70Gb capacity that I can't afford to replace, and an external drive isn't an option either.

 

Has anyone else noticed the disk space usage problem? If it isn't AVG I'll have to look elsewhere for the source of the space loss and so far nothing else accounts for it. I've used CC Cleaner, of course.

 

Also, is it safe to remove the contents of "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP\AVG". I can't get a clear answer from AVG on this.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,474 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:22 AM

Tools to investigate what folders/files are taking up space on a hard drive


Some of the tools allow you drill down into specific subfolders in order to see exactly what is going on. Most are available for download as stand-alone applications which you can just unzip, use and delete when done if you do not want to keep them. I personally like the first four but generally use TreeSizeFree the most because it allows you to click and drill down very easily. Everything Search (and Agent Ransack) are more of an alternative to Windows built-in search feature but they too allow you to gather folder/file size information.
 


.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 scotstech

scotstech
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland
  • Local time:12:06 AM

Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

That's much appreciated. Thank you. And AVG now tell me I can delete that TEMP folder.



#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,474 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:16 AM

AppData (Application data) is a hidden sub-folder used to protect user data and settings from unwanted changes or deletion for any number of installed programs. User data that was previously stored in the %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings directory in Windows XP is now stored in the %SystemDrive%\Users directory (for Vista and above) which includes a AppData folder.

I do not use or recommend AVG anymore so I'm not sure exactly why AVG is using that folder but it's presence should not be a matter of concern.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users