Annoying AVG Free disk space requirement

Tonight I was installing AVG Free on a virtual machine running XP that was setup to only have 10GB of hard drive space. With all the various updates and programs installed there was only about 800MB free space left. Annoyingly AVG Free would not allow an install until 1GB of space was free. 🙁

If AVG actually needed a gigabyte of space that would be one thing. But guess how much space it actually uses? About 100MB. Yes, they are requiring 10x the space needed. I do not know why but I certainly did find it annoying as I had to pick through files* to find enough deletable content in order to get sufficient space for AVG to allow me to continue.

*I recommend TreeSize Free for such tasks 🙂

Only 100mb used, so why require 1gb?

Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of AVG and their free antivirus software. I simply wish they would keep their arbitrary install disk space requirements a little closer to what the software actually needs. 🙂

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