CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6695 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.00.5050
  • Total Downloads:
    90,915,210
  • Date Added:
    November 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    433,154
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1

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

"Simple and efficient"

November 12, 2014  |  By dowseise

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"safest product for this kinda stuff"

November 09, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

-safe to use. gives a good cleaning.
-registry scanner has never caused any problems with any of my machines over the last decade.
-registry restore works perfectly.
-has built in uninstaller (so works like revo, uninstall and then use it to do a registry scan for leftovers).
-easy to use
-good company
-expandable to be more comprehensive (google it)
-portable version available

Cons

-i'm hearing its adding a startup by other reviewers (i hate that). i use the portable version, and it doesn't. otherwise, just remove startup in settings and turn off scheduled scan. or use winpatrol to change it and monitor it.
-reg scan could dig deeper (but then it wouldn't be as safe). use this for maintenance, and use wise registry cleaner for a deeper/occational peek.

Summary

excellent product. always has been and continues to be.

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4 stars

"Great program except the mis-leading pop-up notice"

November 09, 2014  |  By moodlebrook

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

This program has been with me for years and has helped me to get rid of unwanted un-dead space.

Cons

Other, more comprehensive programs will do about the same for you

Summary

It does what it promises really well; however, depending on what other software you run, it might not be really necessary for you. If you want to make sure you're not wasting that disk space (more important now since I went SSD) CCleaner is well-worth the space it takes. The nag pop-ups in the latest free version are a serious turn-off, though and it might make me reconsider my position.

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5 stars

"free and easy!"

November 07, 2014  |  By manger.john229

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

powerful, easy to use, intuitive interface

Cons

nothing...

Summary

now i have no problems!!!

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5 stars

"I used this software for years, always been impressed"

October 31, 2014  |  By RichCall

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

Fast and easy use for all your files and caches. you decide what you want gone .

Cons

It doesn't allow you to leave out individual entries unless you know the command .

Summary

overall a fast and excellent free tool to remove spyware, cookies and useless files that clutter your computer.

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2 stars

"Upgrades not "up" but down!"

October 27, 2014  |  By suavelion

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

trial version is good addition. lightweight and efficient.

Cons

newer versions add ccleaner to startup menu. removed and it returned over and over again. don't like or need auto-run feature. finally uninstalled and retro-installed version just prior to addition of auto-run feature.

Summary

once a terrific freeware program. now, going steadily downhill.
find viable substitute instead of this.

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1 stars

"It jams Windows 8.0/8.1 update."

October 26, 2014  |  By azuzarte

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

It clears well, straightforward, does what it says but...

Cons

... but it also messes up with Windows 8.0/8.1 update after registry fixer. On two occasions after installing and running this program I as unable to do further updates on my computer. I had to soft reset it (which uninstalls CCleaner by the way) in order to be able to complete updates. A lot of time wasted... better leave Microsoft / Windows do their own "cleaning"

Summary

It cleans but it also leaves "scratch" marks. Avoid.

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3 stars

"Useful program to have."

October 22, 2014  |  By kansas111

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.18.4844

Pros

Clean well but...

Cons

Can wipe out stuff that you really need by mistake.

Summary

Use with care.

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5 stars

"Best and trustworthy"

October 17, 2014  |  By Fheddie

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.18.4844

Pros

Easy to use and operate
Simple but useful features

Cons

None by far

Summary

Good enough for basic uses

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5 stars

"Best cleaner!"

September 30, 2014  |  By butterflyGG

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.18.4844

Pros

Keeps your computer running fast!

Cons

Need to manually visit site to apply new updates.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.00.5050
  • New improved GUI.
  • Improved internal architecture for better performance.
  • Added Google Chrome plugin management
  • Improved Google Chrome Startup item detection.
  • Optimized automatic updates for Pro version.
  • Improved system restore detection routine.
  • Updated exception handling and reporting architecture.
  • Optimized 64-bit builds on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Many performance improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date November 25, 2014
Date Added November 25, 2014
Version 5.00.5050
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.92MB
File Name ccsetup500.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 90,915,210
Downloads Last Week 433,154
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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