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X-Cleaner: Pay for it or use free version?

I've been using the free X-Cleaner (current version is for awhile now with no problems. The paid version seems to offer so much more, I'm wondering if it is worth it.

I also run avast! 4.6 Home Edition, ZoneAlarm 6.0.631.003, WinPatrol, Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0.3, Ad-Aware Personal SE 1.06, Spybot S&D 1.4, SpywareBlaster 3.4, and SpywareGuard LiveUpdate 2.2.

Does anyone else use either the free or paid version? Opinions welcome.


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i've used

In reply to: X-Cleaner: Pay for it or use free version?

the paid version, imo, it promises much more then it delivers, although it can scan and seek out malware files, it has a tough time dealing with them and ridding of them. it is innodated with false positives, and picks up way to many defintions from other malware apps such as spybot and Adaware. imo, not worth the money....

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(NT) (NT) Thanks! I'll stick with the free version.

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you're welcome, btw

In reply to: (NT) Thanks! I'll stick with the free version.

what is the main purpose you have the free version for? is it to clear out the temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat? if so, then a much better product to use is ''http://www.ccleaner.com/ as it works to...

Cleans the following:
Internet Explorer
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
Registry cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
Third-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...
100% Spyware FREE
This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.

That is also free as well. it comes with a feature called ''issues'' into which i would not use unless you are absolutly comfortable working with the registry.

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