Installing Avast 2014 "R2" Beta (2014.9.0.2009) over the 2014.9.0.2008 version went fine, without any problem.
GrimeFighter started and showed 10 things.
2 apps/services that where not needed to load at boot time.
8 registry entries.
Disappointing is that it doesn't allow me to see what it has found.
Disappointing is that it doesn't let me choose what to "fix" and what not.
I went ahead and choose to optimize.
Scanning went quickly go up to 99% and there it seemed to hang.
No indication at all that it was still doing something.
After about 5(!) minutes it finally finished.
It would not surprise me if people are trying to abort GrimeFighter at this point or even do a hard reboot of their system.
Next step it was downloading a image.
Huh, a image of what?
Why does it need to download anything if it is just trying to update my system?
Ah well, lets wait and see what will happen.
Ah, a reboot is needed.
That sounds logical to me.
After the reboot a boot menu.
Windows and Jumpshot to choose from.
What the heck is that?
Guess it has something to do with GrimeFighter, so let's choose that.
Ah, yes. It is Grimefighter.
I believe Jumpshot in the menu should be called GrimeFighter to make it more clear to users.
Ok, GrimeFighter is running now.
Let's see what it does/what happens.
Waited over 1 hour(!) and it still was busy.
More than a hour to remove 2 services from loading at boot time and fixing 8 registry entries?
I guess it Grimefighter went to a bar before it was finished.
At least I did.
Ok came back from the bar a couple of hours later and I had to reboot the system.
What?!! I'm missing icons on my desktop.
It never told me that it was gonna remove them
Let's look for any other changes.
Where is my sound volume icon near the clock?
It has removed it
Let's start GrimeFighter again to see if it says anything about the changes made or not.
Nope, no log or anything that shows what it has been doing all that time.
Huh? Let me look again. Do I see this correctly?
Yes, I do. 8 registry entries found that need adjustment.
I guess they are the same 8 it found the first time.
Why hasn't it changed them?
What has it been doing all that time when I was drinking beer in the bar?
In my opinion GrimeFighter in its current form is totally useless.