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Antivirus for mac - heavy RAM usage


Hi there - I'm a new bitdefender user and just installed the latest version of antivirus for mac on my mac, running el capitan.

I'm noticing in the activity monitor that -- with Bitdefender running or not -- a process called BDLDaemon is typically occupying between 700-800 MB of RAM, at any given time.  Is there a setting I'm missing or something else that can be done to reduce this RAM usage?   My mac has 16GB ram, but that still seems way too high!

many thanks!



  • Correction....I am running Antivirus for Mac 2017 on OSX Sierra, not El Capitan.