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#1 OFFLINE thefly

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

Can I please find out where on this website it details the difference between the CCleaner Free Edition and the Profesional Edition?
Or for that matter the difference between Defraggler Free Edition and its Professional Edition? It would be nice to know what you actually get for the $24.95 for each profesional edition. There is a product matrix in the Business Section, how about one in the Home Edition as well detailing the difference between them?
A little transparency would not go astray. I see mention of one difference in the latest Release Notes of CCleaner.
What about the other differences?
Thank you in advance.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

When you pay for the Professional addition, you pay for a service contract between you and piriform. The differences between the programs are few, and include automatic updates (pro) and system monitoring (pro)

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

On the download page there is a sort of difference but it reads more like an ad rather than actual features.
It talks of "Make your Home PC faster and more secure" How does it make it more secure? Are they talking of cleaning cookies or something more substantial?
Because the Free Edition does that.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

They are referring to the privacy cleaning primarily. The cleaning features between fre and pro to my knowledge are the same.

The professional edition is primarily for support directly from Piriform.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for your quick and honest responses. I will stick to the free edition then.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

Current Differences (Winapp will you update the FAQ post you made)
1) Paid Support
2) Ability to Clean multiple profiles, or with the correct permissions Profiles that are not ones own on a single machine.
3) Monitoring Capabilities: Background operation1 which will clean browser and/or system clean at regular intervals/when a browser is closed.

1 I am unsure if it is a background operation or a task as I've yet to test this new (as of Ccleaner 4.x) feature
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT www.piriform.com/docs
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:38 AM

Current Differences (Winapp will you update the FAQ post you made)
1) Paid Support
2) Ability to Clean multiple profiles, or with the correct permissions Profiles that are not ones own on a single machine.
3) Monitoring Capabilities: Background operation1 which will clean browser and/or system clean at regular intervals/when a browser is closed.

1 I am unsure if it is a background operation or a task as I've yet to test this new (as of Ccleaner 4.x) feature


I think they need a better explanation on the pro page about this. I've often seen the make your computer more secure but no explanation on how.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

(Winapp will you update the FAQ post you made)


Yes, if you'll unlock it :)

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

go for it :)
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

After many years of using the free version I thought I would pay for the pro version. While I understand the differences are few between the versionsI thought that I'd show my appreciation for such good software. However, it's not clear to me whether or not the fee for the pro version is yearly or a single one time lifetime payment.

Would someone be so kind as to clarify if the pro fee is yearly or not.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

Not an official answer but as far as I know pro features don't cease after a year; only paid priority support does.
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

The licence states that support is for one year (http://www.piriform....er-professional) and includes ' Should this agreement terminate for any reason you must immediately cease all further use of the Product and destroy all copies of it.'.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

ok, then there's an official (as of post date) answer.
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT www.piriform.com/docs
Link to Winapp2.ini explanation