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Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:08:45 PM »
Good morning folks  8),

Just a question that popped into my head. Is GrimeFighter any different from many other pc cleaning tools such as Advanced System Care, Revo uninstaller, and CCleaner.

In the past i used those programs to clean up my laptop from junk files and etc unwanted files and at the end my home laptop started to act abnormally, restart randomly at random times (system error at boot), and etc. So i had to re-format my laptop to fix those issues.

So from there I started to avoid those programs for cleaning up my pc? Will GrimeFighter be any different? I really hope 2014.9.0.2009 final version doesn't have GrimeFighter pre-installed and only available as a standalone/custom installation?
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 08:15:51 PM »
Good evening  (here)  :)

There is a lot of discussion on Grimefighter in the Beta forum - http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141747.0.  From what I understand it will be a separate part/opt in or out of part of the new version.  If you read through that thread this has been confirmed by Vlk.  :)

At the moment it is something I don't want to have installed,  although we will see as the betas/RCs progress.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 09:26:30 PM »
BTW: Advanced System care is at least 50% bloat and uses stolen intellectual property (IObit has stolen MBAM's malware detection algorithm). I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 10:05:07 PM »
BTW: Advanced System care is at least 50% bloat and uses stolen intellectual property (IObit has stolen MBAM's malware detection algorithm). I wouldn't recommend it.

Yes, I am fully aware of that since it was disclosed. I just want to get my question answered.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 10:36:40 PM »
I have no idea about grimefighter other than what Rohugh already answered. I'm in it the same: not something I currently want to use (if ever).
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 12:30:00 AM »
BTW: Advanced System care is at least 50% bloat and uses stolen intellectual property (IObit has stolen MBAM's malware detection algorithm). I wouldn't recommend it.

That was certain signature databases.
I fail to see how this has anything to do with the advanced system care program.?

Does system care incorporate some sort of anti-malware engine.
I have never used their products as i dont need them.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 03:45:11 AM »
The only "credible" one: CCleaner
Also, absolutely the ONLY registry cleaner I would trust on my PCs.
Been doing this ALONG time and as stated above....most of these other programs cause more problems than help.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 03:53:19 AM »
I use CCleaner for the easy part of cleaning up things.
The rest of the cleaning I do manually since over the years I never have found any tool that does it as thorough as I do.

It is a fact that all those "cleaning tools" in fact do less than you can do manually.
They only make some things easier/faster for the user.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 05:25:12 AM »
I use CCleaner for the easy part of cleaning up things.
The rest of the cleaning I do manually since over the years I never have found any tool that does it as thorough as I do.

It is a fact that all those "cleaning tools" in fact do less than you can do manually.
They only make some things easier/faster for the user.

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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 07:26:34 AM »
Am and I know all Avast users are hoping the make Grime Fighter either a standalone download/custom installation in the next Avast version.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 04:02:05 AM »
Is IObit Driver booster any good? I installed it and only updated one driver for my Intel drivers. It got installed, but I feared it would do harm, give random BSOD, or etc. So i decided to bring up the previous version of my intel drivers via IObit driver booster GUI by system restore so it will bring back my old Intel driver version. Then IObit driver booster bought back my old Intel driver version and I then restarted my laptop. I then checked again to see if it would detect a new version of the Intel that I decided to reverse into the old driver and again it detected that my Intel drivers are out-of-date. After that I uinstalled IOBit driver booster.
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 04:13:50 AM »
So am i safe from my laptop doing random things i.e. BSOD and etc, because I already did a system restore point for that Intel driver by making IOBit driver booster bring back up the old version of the Intel driver version
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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 08:40:28 AM »
I wouldn't use anything other than CCleaner.  Maybe it cleans the least but for a good reason. Have been using it for years and it never ever caused a problem because of its usage. All other tools eventually cleaned something more than they should and they wrecked the system instead of fixing it. Not so with CCleaner.

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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 09:37:20 AM »
So am i safe from my laptop doing random things i.e. BSOD and etc, because I already did a system restore point for that Intel driver by making IOBit driver booster bring back up the old version of the Intel driver version?

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Re: Avast Grime Fighter vs. other pc cleaning tools.
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 09:48:32 AM »
I believe you are safe.I am also using Driver Booster without any problems.