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Avast Free Antivirus Grimefighter

  1. #1


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1

    Avast Free Antivirus Grimefighter


    I have done an Avast scan and the results are that it has found evidence of Grime in on my pc, System Settings and unnecessary apps. Is grime, malware\bloat? I have done windows update, troubleshoot, disk cleanup, run ccleaner, Delfix, Adware cleaner, sfc scan, dism..../restorehealth, chkdsk scan, malwarebytes and superantispyware but I have still got this grime and I don't know how to get rid of it because I just don't know what it is. Can anyone help please?

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    Hi,
    Do you have a problem with your PC? if GrimeFighter detected something it is not 100% sure that it is truly a grime.
    So if you see that you have any problem just ask here and were always here to help.
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I also have Avast, including GrimeFighter. I have it disabled 'cause I do not know what the very next menu will be if, at the found grime menu, I click next. I need to know if I will be given a listing of said grime along with a line-item veto. If GrimeFighter is similar to operations of the many PC fixers, PC clean-ups, PC tuneups, etc. -- then it will stay disabled.
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    Am so sorry but i don't get it, what do you mean? you want to see the scan log?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi,
    Do you have a problem with your PC? if GrimeFighter detected something it is not 100% sure that it is truly a grime.
    Not that I know of, but I do get alarmed when a scan shows that I have grime, but I don't know exactly where to find it.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I also have Avast, including GrimeFighter. I have it disabled 'cause I do not know what the very next menu will be if, at the found grime menu, I click next. I need to know if I will be given a listing of said grime along with a line-item veto. If GrimeFighter is similar to operations of the many PC fixers, PC clean-ups, PC tuneups, etc. -- then it will stay disabled.
    Do you have the Avast free or do you have a subscription? If you have done a scan that shows grime is an issue and you need to resolve with Grimefighter then you have to pay for Grimefighter. Sorry I don't know if you have customized Grimefighter whether it shows a menu of the issues that have been resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nougart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I also have Avast, including GrimeFighter. I have it disabled 'cause I do not know what the very next menu will be if, at the found grime menu, I click next. I need to know if I will be given a listing of said grime along with a line-item veto. If GrimeFighter is similar to operations of the many PC fixers, PC clean-ups, PC tuneups, etc. -- then it will stay disabled.
    Do you have the Avast free or do you have a subscription? If you have done a scan that shows grime is an issue and you need to resolve with Grimefighter then you have to pay for Grimefighter. Sorry I don't know if you have customized Grimefighter whether it shows a menu of the issues that have been resolved.
    Yes i have avast Premiere 2015 but i never used Grimefighter except once and it didn't find anything, i wouldn't bother doing all these stuff if my PC is running well without anyproblems.
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  8. #8


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I have Avast Anti-Virus Premium.
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    Then there is no need to be afraid just ignore that Grime as long as you have all this protective programs.
    In my opinion if it was really a Grime GrimeFIghter should have fixed it.
    Thats it Brother just move on.
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  10. #10


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    mideau, you're spot on
    Concerning Avast - anyone use that phantom harddrive space function, similar to sandboxie?
    Last edited by RolandJS; 26 Mar 2015 at 15:48.
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