CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6715 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.05.5176
  • Total Downloads:
    100,717,321
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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CCleaner is a free Registry and junk-clearing utility for keeping your system clean and optimized.

Pros

Basic UI: CCleaner's four main features -- Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options -- are clearly marked on a vertical tab menu. Initiating a scan and clean is straightforward.

Powerful: CCleaner includes most of the essentials for PC maintenance. It provides tools for clearing your temporary files, cleaning the Registry, and removing unused cookies from your browser. CCleaner also supports 64-bit systems, as well as updated support for popular applications.

Freeware: Upselling and bundling are minimal; CCleaner only offers the option to install Google Chrome, which users can easily opt out of. Compared to many other free programs, CCleaner is the least ad-heavy.

Cons

Registry cleaning: If used incorrectly, CCleaner is capable of doing more harm than good. Always exercise caution when cleaning your Registry -- create a backup before starting cleanup.

Bottom Line

CCleaner is effective at removing junk files and unnecessary temporary Internet files. While using it won't dramatically improve your system performance, it's nevertheless a fine addition to your utility collection.

 
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5 stars

"very useful"

April 21, 2015  |  By osd8cn

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.04.5151

Pros

easy to use and understand

Cons

danger of misuse

Summary

use wisely

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5 stars

"Everyone should have this"

April 20, 2015  |  By caribconsult

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.04.5151

Pros

Doesn't put crapware on your computer, or change your browser or modify in any way your existing settings except for the things it finds in various scans. It works as advertised, it will keep the clutter out of your unit, and permit greater control through its access to the startup sequences.. It is NOT anti-malware. Use a separate tool for that.

Cons

None to speak of

Summary

Probably the first tool I turn to when I suspect my computer is acting up.

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5 stars

"excellent utility for cleaning Windows XP"

April 18, 2015  |  By kalin333

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.04.5151

Pros

cleaning browsers & registry, easy to use , user friendly menus.
speedy cleaning.

Cons

availability of customer tuning of the menus and options will be useful.

Summary

great application helping the system to be in the right and optimal condition. computer to work with optimal speed

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5 stars

"This is an excellent and well proven tool"

April 14, 2015  |  By denys7777

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.04.5151

Pros

CC Cleaner has been around for many years and established itself as an excellent tool to clean up your system. It offers a lot of free options and works very well. Very much user friendly.

Cons

The option to clean up empty space on your hard drive has an option of 35 passes which is the best one. However, it takes ages to do it. I also tried the one pass option ans still took a long time.

Summary

CC Cleaner is an excellent tool, has a free option, therefore I thoroughly recommend it, no question about it. The only only downsides are 1. How long it takes to clean up your empty space on your hard drive and, 2. It doesn't give you the possible consequences of deleting certain files.... these files may or may not be important to the good working of your system. I would like to know exactly what I accept for BEFORE CC Cleaner delete them.

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5 stars

"Better than the cleaner in pulp fiction. ;)"

March 28, 2015  |  By dragonseye99

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.04.5151

Pros

Does what it says it will with a minimum of fuss.

Cons

Those unfamiliar with the program may need to rethink forgetting their passwords because they told their computer to remember them.

Summary

Without question, the best cleaner I have come across in 18 years online.

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5 stars

"THE BEST CLEANER THERE IS OUT THERE!"

March 26, 2015  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

A small download.Does the job quickly . its Free.

Cons

No cons at all, Unlike others I dont get peompted to buy ever.

Summary

Free
Fast
Quick
A must for everyone.

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4 stars

"Better than Windows Disk cleanup."

March 25, 2015  |  By micsds

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

Good tool.
Better than Windows Disk cleanup.

Cons

Some times you can just manually remove all unnecessary files and it's more easier.

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3 stars

"Very Neat, and Tidy, but not "Free""

March 15, 2015  |  By Cyberfool

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

smooth interface, status bar...
impressive list of areas to check and delete stuff.

Cons

I might have cleaned too much...
after installing/using notified of 14 day trial not "Free" as advertised, I know there was a "Free to try" list, but I had deselected that search item.

Summary

I had a recurring error message on startup regarding a missing .DLL dynamic link library file at this point I think it's taken care of, if so I guess I'll delete this ccleaner in 14 days, if not it'll be gone sooner to be replaced by another cleaner, maybe the next one will nail it.

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3 stars

"This sofware optimises your PC"

March 14, 2015  |  By Huu010

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

Specially when speeding up your computer is your main reason

Cons

Works very good, maybe too good.....

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5 stars

"One Program, Too Many Download Websites"

March 04, 2015  |  By Touchito

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

An excellent program that you can get almost anywhere.

Cons

An excellent program risky to download from anywhere.

Summary

Virus producers surely like popular software to spread their malware, and CCleaner might be one of their favorites, so don't download it from anywhere but from trusted websites. I suggest piriform.com (CCleaner official website) or download.cnet.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.05.5176
  • Improved Windows 10 (build 10049) compatibility.
  • Improved Internet Explorer and Firefox Startup Items detection.
  • Improved Opera Cache and History cleaning.
  • Improved context menu management.
  • Improved DPI awareness and high DPI support.
  • Improved Unicode text support.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date April 23, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Version 5.05.5176
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.18MB
File Name ccsetup505.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 100,717,321
Downloads Last Week 475,659
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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