CCleaner Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.01.5075
  • Total Downloads:
    459,859
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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Over time, downloading files and browsing the Web can take their toll on your PC's performance. That's why periodic cleanings are important to keep your computer running on all cylinders. For that, you need a tool that can scour your hard disks for junk files. CCleaner Portable is just such a program, and it performed without a hitch.

CCleaner's user interface is professional and intuitive. A link to an ample Online Help feature is included, but we were able to jump right in with this program. Four options run down the left side of the window: Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options. We started with the Cleaner, which let us check off the Windows and Applications features we wanted to clean. We opted to clean our IE cookies, history, and saved passwords as well as empty our Recycle Bin and Clipboard. On the Application front, we opted to clean our Firefox cookies, cache, and history information as well as various multimedia applications. Clicking the Analyze button revealed any issues. From there on, we were able to click the Run Cleaner button to remove the files. The Registry option acted in much the same way, letting us check off on what we wanted scanned for issues. But tread carefully here if you're not in familiar territory since tampering with the Registry can cause serious problems.

We especially liked the Tools section, which let us uninstall programs and customize our start-up programs as well as manage our System Restore points, making this program truly a one-stop shop. CCleaner Portable comes as a ZIP file. Since it's a portable application, it requires no installation but runs when it's clicked. And what's more, it's small enough to save on a USB to take with you wherever you go. We highly recommend this program for all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great product but use portable version with caution"

December 13, 2014  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 4.19.4867

Pros

Not only cleans junk and tracking cookies but also has some other useful tools like uninstaller, startup list, etc.

Cons

Do not use this portable version on shared computers!!! I found out the hard way that the cookies of all users on the computer will be lumped to together in this program. They will all be mixed up and you'll have a hell of a job sorting out which to allow, which to exclude.
I am also guessing that the portable version will retain all cookies from any computer it is used on, i.e. use it on your own machine, it will hold your cookies in the program on your usb stick, use it on someone else's machine and it will add theirs in addition to yours, and so on. I haven't tried this, so I could be wrong.

Summary

If you want to use CCleaner on a shared computer, install the standard version on the hard drive. I know from experience that this keeps each user's cookies separate from the others, so when user A runs the cleaner, only that user's cookies are deleted and not those of user B and user C, who have to run it for themselves.

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5 stars

"Continues to be a Great Product"

February 03, 2014  |  By trdarcy

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 4.10.4570

Pros

One of the really good junk cleaners

Cons

no complaints at all

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5 stars

"Simple and Efficient"

December 27, 2013  |  By guptasuneet

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 4.09.4471

Pros

Small, no installation required, does its job efficiently, safeguards prevent unintended deletion of important files

Cons

None I can find

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5 stars

"Works with no hitch I can detect."

September 29, 2013  |  By ranardo61

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 4.05.4250

Pros

Seams to work on my Win 7 64 bit Hp Lap Top.
I have had no problems.

Cons

Non I can detect.

Summary

It seams to work great.

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5 stars

"It does a quick and thorough cleaning."

March 08, 2013  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.28.1913

Pros

It does a quick and thorough cleaning. It is easy and intuitive to update and run.

Cons

It may be the way that I have my files arranged, but the new updates do not pick up my settings for cookies and such. I have to go through and do it manually for every update.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Works just like the installed version"

October 19, 2012  |  By randoid

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.23.1823

Pros

Easy to download, install, and run.

Cons

This really is a nice program, but they can always improve.

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5 stars

"It leaves your computer squeaky clean."

October 06, 2012  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.23.1823

Pros

Easy to download, install, and run.

Cons

None. This really is a nice program.

Summary

It seems to find all of the bad guys.

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5 stars

"Very very nice little program."

September 02, 2012  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.22.1800

Pros

Downloads and unzips easily. Runs quickly and efficiently. Simple and intuitive.

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

A powerful utility.

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4 stars

"Great Portable Cleaner!"

February 04, 2012  |  By silvah

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.15.1643

Pros

Quick, easy to use, and free. Downloads with no hitch and you can remove it easily, although I can't see why you'd want to.

Cons

Novice users had better pay attention to what they're doing or they could clear data they want. Other than that, no cons that I've noticed.

Summary

Why cash out to buy 'fancy-dancy' programs when this is just as good at cleaning your PC?

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5 stars

"It does what it's supposed to!"

October 25, 2011  |  By satyr

 |  Version: CCleaner Portable 3.11.1550

Pros

It's portable, and that's the only Pro I can think of (over the "installation requited" variant of CCleaner).

Cons

No cons that I can remember at the moment.

Summary

This program works as it's supposed to, though the need for such program in the first place is arguable. Obsolete files won't slow your computer (you'll only get some disk space back, but considering the size of modern hard drives it doesn't matter much), and same goes for the so-called "invalid" registry entries; no matter how many of them accumulate over time they won't slow PC's performance.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.01.5075
  • New Disk Analyzer tool.
  • Improved Firefox 34 cleaning.
  • Improved Opera History cleaning.
  • Optimized Memory and CPU usage.
  • Improved localization support.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 5.01.5075
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.56MB
File Name ccsetup501.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 459,859
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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