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Offline stibi

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Message "unused applications ..."
« on: January 04, 2016, 10:53:21 AM »
Hello,

from time to time Avast (free) reports xx unused applications, yy old apps, zz performance problems.
As I don't want to delete them all at once, I first want to check out which objects are related to this message.

Is there a way to find this out?

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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 11:56:07 AM »
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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 07:01:07 PM »
Thank you. I get 46 "problems". Clicking on details shows 3 groups of problem cases.

Your link says "Review the files and programs identified by Cleanup for removal and uncheck the items that you want to keep" - fine, but there is nothing to select/uncheck the objects.

And now?


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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 05:40:50 AM »
Cleanup is not free, do you have a license..!?
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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 10:48:12 AM »
In november I updated Avast free to the new version with a new GUI.
I had no license for GrimeFighter and never asked for a licence for Cleanup.

But I see "nach Leistungsproblemen scannen" aka "performance problems" in the new menue. And get automatically produced messages as reported.

What's that - a function that requires  a licence is available but doesn't work?

And again my question from #1:
from time to time Avast (free) reports xx unused applications, yy old apps, zz performance problems. Is this a message from a function that is NOT installed/activated?

I have no time to play these games  - if Avast changes into this unbelievable way, I will change to another tool. Sorry.




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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 11:24:51 AM »
Excerpt from the FAQ: The program is included in Avast [...] Scanning to see if your system needs a cleanup is free, but performing a system cleanup requires a paid activation code.

Basically, if you don't need/want it, just disable/deinstall the module.
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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 11:35:41 AM »
Thank you.

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Re: Message "unused applications ..."
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 11:41:13 AM »
You're welcome.
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