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Offline MartinZ

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NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« on: June 08, 2016, 10:59:47 AM »
Hello everyone,

We’ve got great news for you today: Avast Cleanup, our PC-cleaning software, is undergoing some big changes. It’s sporting a brand-new design, includes exciting new features, and best of all, is now also standalone, which means you can use it even without downloading our antivirus first.

Of course, it’s going to need a good beta-testing to ensure we get your thoughts, opinions, and insights so we can make the best it can be. So please don’t hesitate to send us your feedback.

It’s important to note there will be three versions of Avast Cleanup standalone: the trial version, which gives you 14 days to try the full Cleanup experience.  Afterwards, you’ll automatically begin using the ‘free’ version, which will only allow you to perform browser cleaning functions. To get full functionality back, you’ll need to buy the paid version.

FEATURES

CLEAN: Clean your browser’s cache, search history, browsing history, and the cookies you’ve been gathering from your time surfing the Web. We also detect add-ons and search engines with poor reputations (or, with a small retention rate among our users) and help you get rid of them. In the trial and paid versions of Cleanup, you also have access to junk cleanup, where we get rid of all the unused junk files on your PC.

OPTIMIZE: In the trial and paid versions of Cleanup, you can tweak the system settings and boot-up options to minimize your computer’s start time. We can also help you get rid of unused applications and clean your registry. 

SCHEDULE: Keep your PC in tip-top shape automatically by setting schedules for lightweight, unobtrusive scans every day, week, or month. You also can activate real-time junk protection, which will get rid of leftover files anytime you uninstall a program.

CHANGES

NEW: STANDALONE –  Avast Cleanup can now be used independently from our other products, meaning anyone can download and get their PC in shape without needing to have our antivirus installed.

NEW: USER INTERFACE – A more straightforward experience means it’s easier than ever to clean, optimize, or set a schedule for your automatic cleans.

NEW: Browser Cleanup — Avast Cleanup now has browser-cleaning functions to get rid of cookies, clear the browser cache, and erase your browsing and download history.  We also detect bad add-ons and search engines, and help you get rid of them.

NEW: Boot-Time Optimizer — By adjusting your PC’s settings and disabling or postponing certain applications, Cleanup can now help your PC startup faster.


HOW TO INSTALL:

Download here: http://cleanup.tools.avast.com/tools/cleanup/avast_cleanup_setup.exe 
When the file is downloaded, run the executable to install the Cleanup Beta

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK:

If you find any specific issues, please start a thread on the beta forum and let us know right away.  For general discussion and thoughts, just leave us a message on this thread.  Or you can use the feedback form in the Cleanup beta.

KNOWN ISSUES

-The scheduler isn’t working at the moment
-Real-time monitoring isn’t functioning right now
-There’s no progress bar yet

Thank you for contributing to the development of our software, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts, suggestions, and issues — although hopefully there won’t be too many of that last one.

Thank you,
The Avast Team




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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 11:15:30 AM »
It doesn't install/run.
dmp file uploaded to ftp.avast.com/incoming
avast_cleanup_setup.7z
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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 03:03:35 PM »
Hi Eddy,

can you please try it again and start the installer with /log parameter?
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avast_cleanup_setup.exe /logLog file should be in your temp folder, something like Setup Log 2016-06-08 #001.txt. It can help us to solve this problem. Thanks.
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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 03:15:37 PM »
Setup log attached.

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 03:24:54 PM »
Thank you. CRT installation fails with error STATUS_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION. My guess is that your CPU doesn't support SSE2 instructions.
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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 03:33:01 PM »
That is correct.
So it is another avast product that I can't use. :(

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 06:20:56 PM »
So will this finally be completely standalone, or will you still continue to include this junk in the antivirus installer?

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 06:27:22 PM »
Did you read the first post ?
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NEW: STANDALONE –  Avast Cleanup can now be used independently from our other products, meaning anyone can download and get their PC in shape without needing to have our antivirus installed.

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 10:51:12 AM »
So will this finally be completely standalone, or will you still continue to include this junk in the antivirus installer?

It will stay as part of AV as well, for now..

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2016, 05:39:56 PM »
Did you read the first post ?
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NEW: STANDALONE –  Avast Cleanup can now be used independently from our other products, meaning anyone can download and get their PC in shape without needing to have our antivirus installed.
Well, duh, yeah I did. Now, did you actually read my question? Because the quoted part is completely irrelevant.

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Thanks for the answer. Though it's a pity. This isn't something that should be a part of an antivirus suite.

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 03:07:16 PM »
Soon we will make it easier to remove/add different components in AV, so at least the removal og Cleanup will be easier if user prefers not to use it at all.

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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2016, 10:03:06 AM »
Hi!

Since now nobody mentioned the version, which was installed.  ;)

Yesterday I downloaded and installed '11.2.129' under Windows 7 without any issue.

                 + before s.th. is being installed, you can proof and untick (e.g. 'Sound Man') recognized as
                    as dangerous!?
                  - On every system start you have to close Cleanup in the info bar.
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Re: NEW Product in BETA! : Avast Cleanup
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2016, 03:13:57 PM »
so was there actually any explanation what this tool does 'exactly compared to e.g. CCcleaner (with e.g. CCenhancer file-lists) ...

are there logs / undo points same as in 'cleaners' which can be considered quality standard ?

or is AC just another 'blackbox' pure marketing gimmick something ?
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