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For the first time, I checked my data usage (past 30 days) on my Windows laptop and I was surprised to see this

I'm using an antivirus called K7 Total Security, and I'm aware that it updates very frequently but 27 GB a month seems like overkill to me. Is it normal for an antivirus to consume so much data?

EDIT: I posted a question on their forum and they replied.

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    Online analysis perhaps (e.g. uploading files to check signatures)? The best answer is going to come directly from the developer [K7 Total Security] - have you reached out to them?
    – JW0914
    Jul 15, 2021 at 13:51
  • Also make sure there is only one K2TWP.exe on your system.
    – Robert
    Jul 15, 2021 at 13:58
  • Also ask the Software support people about this.
    – John
    Jul 15, 2021 at 14:06
  • Saw a similar question on their forum which was posted 3 yrs back but a quantitative solution hasn't been posted yet. I've added a post on their wall.
    – EVO
    Jul 15, 2021 at 14:46
  • Please post summary of support response as an answer so others will easier find it in the future. Jul 18, 2021 at 6:58

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