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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 03:06:04 AM »
$19.00 for one scan, thats absurd. Why on earth would Avast do this, just adding more crapware to their product, I for one would never install this.
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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2013, 09:22:39 AM »
HI I would like to just say that I installed the Beta 2 for avast free on my computer and I must say that I do not like other products sneaking into avast free but I must say that I will never use any of these extra products but in with avast free that is as simple as that.  I love avast free though but grime fighter as far as I am concerned will never be used on my computer and will never use Grimefighter at all it is a waste of space in my opinion so I surely hope for avast they make this an optional install to install or not to install Grimefighter.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2013, 10:43:01 AM »
It would be nice if people read all the replies on this topic before simply posting
on an item that will not be part of the final release as already stated by Vlk. :)
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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2013, 03:00:30 PM »
1. Does the embedded GrimeFighter (unwanted) thing currently run at every boot?

2. I posted the same question also in the main thread, however, I just decided to not try this beta. Main reason:  GrimeFighter, including any unwanted system scanning not related to security.

Hi Tetsuo!

To 1: YES!!!
To 2: Very good deal. For GF had frozen my machine for about 3 hours!!!

BTW: Asking for help to uninstall GF doesn't make any sence. Nobody answered until now.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 03:07:16 PM »
It would be nice if people read all the replies on this topic before simply posting
on an item that will not be part of the final release as already stated by Vlk. :)

Hi Bob!

I think: until anybody downloads the new Beta WITH GF, it's part of it.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 03:10:47 PM »


Hi Tetsuo!

To 1: YES!!!
To 2: Very good deal. For GF had frozen my machine for about 3 hours!!!

BTW: Asking for help to uninstall GF doesn't make any sence. Nobody answered until now.

HDW38

Thank you very much for answering, man.
Unfortunately it's not possible to remove the grime connector in the current beta.

By the way, you might want to check these two posts - just in case you've missed them:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141743.msg1030032#msg1030032

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141743.msg1030041#msg1030041

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 04:28:59 PM »


Hi Tetsuo!

To 1: YES!!!              EDIT: ONLY FOR THE FIRST 2 RESTARTS!
To 2: Very good deal. For GF had frozen my machine for about 3 hours!!!

BTW: Asking for help to uninstall GF doesn't make any sence. Nobody answered until now.

HDW38

Thank you very much for answering, man.
Unfortunately it's not possible to remove the grime connector in the current beta.

By the way, you might want to check these two posts - just in case you've missed them:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141743.msg1030032#msg1030032

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141743.msg1030041#msg1030041

First: I corrected my 'To 1:'

Thank you, but I didn't miss the 2 posts.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2013, 05:11:23 PM »
Mine was blocked at 99% forever...
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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 06:04:12 PM »
I don't think so Tech. It can take a long time before it continues. On my system almost 20 minutes.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2013, 09:15:53 AM »
I do have privacy issues with GrimeFighter. I cannot see what is the problem in detail and I cannot fix it by myself. I also want to know how much access does the remote agent have over the pc and if you log any details about the pc.

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2013, 11:18:09 PM »
I cannot see what is the problem in detail and I cannot fix it by myself. I also want to know how much access does the remote agent have over the pc and if you log any details about the pc.

The problem was, that everbody, who downloaded and installed '9.0.2009' early ( e.g. on 20131202) had no chance NOT to choose the installing of GF.
If anybody of those activated GF (like I did) had trouble.
After 3 hours of waiting and only 3 window changes with comments like 'Downloading image ...' my machine was like 'Antarctica', deeply frozen!

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2013, 10:12:21 PM »
I don't think so Tech. It can take a long time before it continues. On my system almost 20 minutes.
Thanks. Indeed it finished and take the command on next boot.
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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2013, 01:31:44 AM »
That's pity. It is such a nice product. We wouldn't acquire the company if we thought it was crap would we...  ;)
In your opinion. That's not widely spread as I see the reactions here.
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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2013, 12:33:44 PM »
An interesting comment from OndraM

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Sometimes we encounter a computer that is infected so deep in the system files that it is impossible to clean and repair it while running on the same system. We need to boot to a separate system and fix these core files. To do this we have to have our own OS that we can boot into and make these changes. That's what GF really is: an operating system focused on cleaning and repairing systems that would have been lost otherwise.

Full post http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141743.msg1031939#new

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Re: GrimeFighter
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2013, 12:41:48 PM »
So, why exactly is the Rescue Disc for then?