Just to make it clear to other users, I am assuming that by asking for the database size to be reduced we are not asking that signatures be removed. Rather, we are asking that many of the signatures that currently only detect one piece of malware be improved to powerful generic signatures. Generic signatures are signatures with which a single signature can catch entire families of malware.
Along with the issues mentioned in the original post, having more generic signatures also reduces the impact of the product on the system, lowering system resource usage too. It therefore makes the product more responsive and fast…
Because the poll and actual question doesn’t mention generic signatues at all, the actual question in the post sounds to me like removing signatures, if the generic signtures are added to the original post and vote changing is allowed, I will change it to yes.
Then that should be added to the actual question and not something that is discovered later on in the thread, one shouldn’t have to read all comments to be able to vote on a poll since the question should have all needed information readily available right there, and in the question it just mentions “reduced” which I assumed to be the actual idea of what reducing is i.e remove signatures, so I voted no. If generic signatures was what the question was about then it should have been mentioned so, I voted for the question that says in the poll, I didn’t vote in the poll for something that is made apparent in the comments, if the actual question had mentioned generic signatures in any way or even made a hint at them then I would have voted yes, now that isn’t the case.