GrimeFighter Minions Clean, Secure, and Optimize Your PC
Article by George Norman
On 02 Apr 2014
Security company AVAST has a new tool that features cute minions, a tool that can be used to clean, secure, and optimize your PC. The tool in question is called avast! GrimeFighter.


As time goes on, your PC will collect grime – junk files, problems with the Windows Registry, browser toolbars, crapware, unsecure settings, malware, and more. All this grime will inevitably weigh down and slow down your PC. There is something you can do to remove all this grime. You can get avast! GrimeFighter.

This application will scan your PC, uncover grime, and then remove all the grime. Officer Pete leads a whole team of minions that will check your PC and uncover a variety of problems.

Apart from Officer Pete, the leader of the team, there are in all, 11 minions.

Kobayashi – Finds and destroys malware

Nikita – Cleans and maintains web browsers

Dale Jumpshot Jr. – Removes crapware and bloatware

Beef – Tweaks security settings for popular applications

Torque – Tunes and optimizes Windows services and settings

Sir Jeffrey – Analyzes hardware components, tells you if hardware is about to fail

Mario – Analyzes the speed and security of your network connection

Dr. Liza – Analyzes and classifies the data on your hard drive.

Zilch – Finds and removes junk files

Maximus – Predicts the next evolution of hacking, spyware, and malware

Holmes – Analyzes your privacy settings

“With avast! GrimeFighter we’ve integrated exceptional technology into our product that will help users benefit from their valuable PCs longer, as the minions decontaminate them from unnecessary bloatware,” said AVAST Chief Executive Officer Vince Steckler. “We are glad to offer this new product to our users to optimize their PC performance and are sure our diligent minions will put a smile on their faces.”

avast! GrimeFighter is available as a standalone, portable application.
avast! GrimeFighter is also available as part of avast! Antivirus 2014.

Learn more about avast! GrimeFighter on its official webpage.

Tags: avast!, security, avast! GrimeFighter, Microsoft, Windows
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