Avast GrimeFighter: Settings options in GrimeFighter mode

Settings options in Avast GrimeFighter mode


Note: The Avast 2015, R3 update includes Cleanup, which replaces GrimeFighter in future releases. Read more..


  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to Scan → Scan for performance issues. To get to GrimeFighter mode, click Optimize my PC and confirm to Reboot and run now.

    For detailed instructions about starting a GrimeFighter scan, please visit the following article:
  2. Run the file grimefighter.exe which you have previously downloaded to your PC. To get to GrimeFighter mode, click Optimize my PC and confirm to Reboot and run now.

    For detailed instructions about starting a GrimeFighter scan, please visit the following article:
  3. When the computer restarts in GrimeFighter mode, click the gear icon to view settings options.
  4. Select your settings preferences.
    • Language - Select your preferred language for GrimeFighter mode.
    • Keyboard - Select a preferred keyboard layout for GrimeFighter mode.
    • Options - Select if you want to automatically reboot back into Windows or shut down your computer after scanning in GrimeFighter mode.
  5. Click on the cross to exit the settings window and continue your Avast GrimeFighter scan.
These settings apply only to the current scan.

Please follow the detailed steps below to manage settings in Avast GrimeFighter mode.

  1. Open your Avast Antivirus user interface and go to Scan → Scan for performance issues. To get to GrimeFighter mode, click Optimize my PC, ...and confirm to Reboot and run now or schedule it for later.
  2. Run the file grimefighter.exe which you have previously downloaded to your PC. To get to GrimeFighter mode, click Optimize my PC, ...and confirm to Reboot and run now or schedule it for later.
  3. When the computer restarts in GrimeFighter mode, click the gear icon to view settings options.
  4. Select your settings preferences.
    • Language - Select your preferred language for GrimeFighter mode.
    • Keyboard - Select a preferred keyboard layout for GrimeFighter mode.
    • Options - Select if you want to automatically reboot back into Windows or shut down your computer after scanning in GrimeFighter mode.
  5. Click on the cross to exit the settings window and continue your Avast GrimeFighter scan.

For further instructions to continue your GrimeFighter scan and cleanup, please read the following article:

These settings apply only to the current scan.
  • Avast GrimeFighter
     
  • Avast Premier 2015
  • Avast Internet Security 2015
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 2015
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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