Free anti-virus maker Avast is renowned to keep you protected from every type of malware. The company is looking beyond protection now with the launch of Avast Grimefighter, a new tool to clean up and safeguard your Windows PC.
Avast claims that what sets Grimefighter apart from the rest is how easy it is to use. The software apparently requires no technical know-how and even a novice user can operate it using its simple instructions.
The calling card of Grimefighter is its ability to put your PC in a state of “sedation” which lets it look through registry items and other files that would normally be locked, which Avast claims makes it better than other PC clean-up utilities. Perhaps this is referring to tools like CCleaner, which optimizes your system to run at its best.
While in this sedated state, Avast employs a vast number of technologies, which it has simplified in the form of animated “minions”. It makes the software fun, and here’s the company’s explanation on what they do:
The minions perform a deep system analysis by booting into Linux and storing and accumulating their results in the cloud, which builds intelligence for future scans. The minions then discard files that have been left behind during de-installations, analyze and enhance security and wireless network settings, scrub away unused pre-installed software, and disable bloatware preventing it from launching at startup. The work they do accelerates the operating systems’ boot time, launching of programs, and overall browsing speed. When the minions are finished, they provide a simple summary report explaining what they have done to improve performance. Users can also choose to see more detailed results, including the PC’s available memory and a hard drive and CPU analysis.
Avast Grimefighter is a paid program, but you can try out its scan tool for free to know the state of your Windows PC and what needs to be done. You can download the Avast Grimefighter Scan Tool or check out the official website for more details.
If you try it out, let us know your experience in the comments. Do you think it’s among the best Windows software ever?