CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6689 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.19.4867
  • Total Downloads:
    88,667,609
  • Date Added:
    October 24, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    382,925
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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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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2 stars

"This program is clean but only the trial version, I got"

October 17, 2014  |  By xaqanmaqan

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.18.4844

Pros

This program is clean but only the trial version, I got a serial number at http://gotlinks.co/4rut
that will activate the trial to full.

Cons

This program is clean but only the trial version, I got a serial number at http://gotlinks.co/4rut
that will activate the trial to full.

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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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1 stars

"Adware and take 10X longer"

September 28, 2014  |  By gailparz

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

It still cleans everything great.

Cons

Up until recently (last 3 upgrades) I could clean 200m in less than 15 minutes on the 35 pass setting. Now, it takes an hour to clean 35M. I don't have that kind of time. Also, all the nasty adware was kind of weird seeing as CCleaner is supposed to get rid of the junk.

Summary

I have been using CCleaner since it was Crap Cleaner. Now, I will probably end up removing it and looking for something more efficient.

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1 stars

"Bait & Switch"

September 27, 2014  |  By bear4995

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

I couldn't find any.

Cons

Popups would not allow me to register the software on my own. Had to call an activation line that tried to railroad me into purchasing a PRO version.

Summary

This is NOT free software! In the end it was not activated and I don't appreciate having to be forced to purchase something that was supposed to be free!
Very bad business practices SYSTWEAK

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1 stars

"Auto Monitor"

September 27, 2014  |  By southernrican2

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

A good program in general that has been going Downhill.

Cons

Can't stop Auto monitor, even when unchecked. Removed entry with Autorun and still came back.
Remove all my option settings from previous version.
Leaves traces of Google Chrome, if left unchecked will be
made your default Browser.

Summary

Don' t want anymore surprises, removed program.

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4 stars

"Very nice tool. You may want to add this: ???.????.??"

September 27, 2014  |  By dess71

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

Ccleaner is the way to go if you want to delete browsing history and make your pc " clean". Nice Job.

Cons

Nothing so far.

Summary

The only downside is that you have to remember to delete and take action every day. The firefox add on is smarter: ???.????.??

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1 stars

"Upgrade came loaded w/ malware & adware."

September 26, 2014  |  By CalifBeachBum

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

MIght be a decent program, but when I installed their 'recommended' upgrade it installed AdvancedElite adware, Some 'Storm alert' adware, and installed Astromenda which hijacked my browsers, home pages and default search engine displaaying adware whenever I open a browser.

Cons

Installation of their 'recommended' upgrade from their official download/upgrade page installed AdvancedElite adware, Some 'Storm alert' adware, and installed Astromenda which hijacked my browsers, home pages and default search engine displaying adware whenever I open a browser. It's taken over an hour to remove all the crap that came with the CCleaner update as installed from their 'official' update/download web page..

Summary

How can you trust a registry/system 'cleaner' that installs malware and adware with a recommended upgrade?

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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

September 25, 2014  |  By DrakeThelin11

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.17.4808

Pros

Great product, fast and easy

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.19.4867
  • Added Windows 10 Preview compatibility.
  • Improved Opera 25 Cache cleaning.
  • Improved exception handling and reporting architecture.
  • Improved Auto-Update checking process.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date October 24, 2014
Date Added October 24, 2014
Version 4.19.4867
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.74MB
File Name ccsetup419.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 88,667,609
Downloads Last Week 382,925
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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