Limewire Spyware Free - Clean Limewire

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A lot of good P2P programs out there were not produced out of altruism, even if they do ride on an open network like Gnutella. File sharing client were developed with hope that somewhere down the line they could pull a profit for their creators. We have no problem with these companies trying to make a buck, but that doesn't mean we appreciate all the methods they employ to do it. What we are talking about is all the hidden baggage the latest versions some of these programs are placing in the registry of our systems.

Clean LimeWire is the parasite free version of LimeWire that hit the Net in its official release version on January 5th. A file trader on Zeropaid described it accurately when he said "basically they take the source code from Limewire.org, strip out any adware/spyware/banner ad/trojan/anythingelseyoucanthinkof, and then recompile it".

Clean LimeWire's creators were able to accomplish this task because LimeWire is an open source project, giving them free access to the code. LimeWire.org already puts out their own parasite free version called LimeWire Pro, but that version requires a fee. Even though LimeWire Pro is a cheap option at $6, there are quite a few users out there who don't think they should pay anything for a trojan free version of a program on the premise that it won't violate their system like the standard version does by design.

The features of Clean LimeWire are neatly listed on the programs official site and are reproduced below:

* No spyware, trojans, or viruses
* No advertisements
* Bleeding edge core LimeWire components
* LimeWire setup window during first launch for optimum performance
* Small installer size (Clean LimeWire=2.1 MBs vs Official LimeWire=3.8 MBs)
* Clean, friendly installation
* No registry entries
* Simple uninstaller included
* Fully compatible with official LimeWire release.
* Tested for compatibility within the new Windows XP operating system
* Fixed several bugs: German install compatibility (includes other countries now, too), improved LimeWire execution, corrected desktop icon, failure of LW to minimize to system tray, & more.

The Clean LimeWire Project has been voluntarily discontinued at the request of the developers. At the time of this writing, LimeWire no longer includes spyware.

See also:September Limewire skins, Download free Limewire 4.9