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trapper 01-05-2014 07:29 PM

grime slowing down computer??
 
Today, when I logged on I had a message from Avast saying:

"We found 6 bits of evidence that grime is slowing down your computer"
Then I was invited to click on button to clean up the computer. I just closed the message out but I'm wondering what that was about.

I have Windows 7 64 bit Dell Desktop.

Can you enlighten me.

Thanks.

nightowl 01-05-2014 10:33 PM

Trapper, move this thread to Virus & Malware section, I have a feeling that you have malware on your machine. You will get more help there.

Funtimes 01-05-2014 11:38 PM

Is this on your computer?

http://www.avast.com/grimefighter-intro

trapper 01-06-2014 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nightowl (Post 1740130)
Trapper, move this thread to Virus & Malware section, I have a feeling that you have malware on your machine. You will get more help there.

OK nightowl, but how does one move a thread?

Thanks.

Funtimes 01-06-2014 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trapper (Post 1740188)
OK nightowl, but how does one move a thread?

Thanks.

A mod has to move it. Did you read post # 3?

trapper 01-06-2014 04:43 PM

grime fighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Funtimes (Post 1740192)
A mod has to move it. Did you read post # 3?

Yes, I read post #3.

And, no I dont have grime fighter on my computer.

Funtimes 01-06-2014 04:55 PM

Where did you look to see if you had Grime Fighter at? In the Control Panel? Try clicking on the Start Orb and then in the first little box above the Orb where it says "Search programs and files" and see if it shows anyplace.

Crash Override 01-06-2014 05:04 PM

It looks like Avast is now pushing one of those all in one snake oil utilities....Not a big fan of those. Not sure if this thread needs to be moved or not just yet. More research on this grime fighter needs to be done.

MikeN. 01-06-2014 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trapper (Post 1740194)
Yes, I read post #3.

And, no I dont have grime fighter on my computer.

Ah but yes you do actually. http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=143373.0

Some of what it does. I would be extremely careful using it however if it was me. Sounds like they tried to incorporate some of the tools from the one click wonders that are out there. From Funtimes link:

http://www.avast.com/grimefighter-intro

Removes bloatware and trialware that slows your PC
Disables unnecessary services
Deletes temp files and other trash
Makes system registry adjustments to speed up your PC
Removes toolbars so websites load faster
Optimizes settings in popular applications

trapper 01-06-2014 05:09 PM

grime fighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Funtimes (Post 1740195)
Where did you look to see if you had Grime Fighter at? In the Control Panel? Try clicking on the Start Orb and then in the first little box above the Orb where it says "Search programs and files" and see if it shows anyplace.

I tried the "Search programs and files" and grime fighter is not there.

Thanks.

MikeN. 01-06-2014 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trapper (Post 1740198)
I tried the "Search programs and files" and grime fighter is not there.

Thanks.

See my post above yours also this may help

http://www.avast.com/en-eu/faq.php?q...ter#searchForm

trapper 01-06-2014 05:15 PM

OK thanks Mike.

I did not find Grime Fighter but see that Avast is trying to get people to use it.

Makes me lose confidence in Avast!

MikeN. 01-06-2014 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trapper (Post 1740201)
OK thanks Mike.

I did not find Grime Fighter but see that Avast is trying to get people to use it.

Makes me lose confidence in Avast!

Do more reading. It appears that you could have opted out of getting that by using Custom Install on the update. Custom Install is a MUST for everything installed today.

trapper 01-07-2014 09:15 PM

grime fighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeN. (Post 1740202)
Do more reading. It appears that you could have opted out of getting that by using Custom Install on the update. Custom Install is a MUST for everything installed today.

Here is info I got from Avast Forum re Grime Fighter:
In addition to the core, there's two more things included in this version:
Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year. This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities. For GrimeFighter, we will have a phased rollout for particular configurations. Over the next few weeks, users should look out for GrimeFighter pop-ups notifying them how we can improve their PC performance.
SafePrice is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings. For Safe Price, we are doing a gradual global rollout. We will increase the rollout over the coming weeks.

For Info.


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