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Offline Megatonit

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GrimeFighter and Windows 8.1
« on: January 06, 2015, 03:18:14 AM »
When Avast GrimeFighter would be compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1?

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Re: GrimeFighter and Windows 8.1
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 06:33:03 AM »
Since Windows 10 is about to be released, Windows 8 may be never supported.
There is a post on this webboard from avast saying something like that.

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Re: GrimeFighter and Windows 8.1
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 04:36:11 AM »
When Avast GrimeFighter would be compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1?

Hi
One of our long time users has run Grimefighter successfully on Win 8.1 32 bit
Here's his video.
http://youtu.be/XZ8hmQgXY2M
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Re: GrimeFighter and Windows 8.1
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 11:04:45 PM »
I have windows 8.1 and have not been able to get Grime Fighter to even show up.

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Re: GrimeFighter and Windows 8.1
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 11:08:12 AM »
Hi,

In our latest release we added expanded support for Windows 8.1.  However, we still do a hardware check of all machines to check graphic card and other compatibility before we allow the GrimeFighter offer to be shown.  That means, if you don't see GrimeFighter in the Avast user interface your PC is not supported.  Windows 8 and 8.1 use UEFI boot mechanism instead of BIOS in many cases. 

The latest release added support for UEFI as well as SecureBoot, which is also quite prevalent in Win8 and 8.1 machines. 

Hope this helps,

Davidek