CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6701 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.02.5101
  • Total Downloads:
    95,064,503
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 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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1 stars

"Not Usable for Netbooks"

January 27, 2015  |  By Wijono

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.02.5101

Pros

Used to be one of the greatest cleaning applications.

Cons

Not usable for the screen resolution of 1024x600.

Summary

Ccleaner used to be one of the greatest 5 stars cleaning application.
Not anymore though since version 5.00 for the netbook users with screen resolution of 1024x600, especially those older people that use large size (120 dpi) settings, this group of users are practically left out, as the lower part of the screen, where the "Analyze" and "Run Cleaner" are, is invisible (truncated), hence cannot use Ccleaner. It is really pity.

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5 stars

"I gotta say 'tsa great program"

January 12, 2015  |  By lancerevomaniac

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

1. Pure, focused on cleaning computer rubbish
2. Effective, fast, works well
3. Simple, very easy to use

Cons

no cons at all

Summary

Surely a keeper

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1 stars

"SOMETIMES SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS GO OVERBOARD"

January 07, 2015  |  By Lynzaad1

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

Same background engine

Cons

In developing software to control the PC for the user, software developers sometime wants to make decisions for the user which is not always convenient in particular circumstances. This particularly relevant to security software. For example CCleaner 5 is very quick in cleaning up your history - very inconvenient when one requires the history during a project. The motto for security software developers should be "to assist the user by providing him/her the tools required and not controlling the user".

Summary

A nice program, but it's gone overboard. I'm now in search of a new product.

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5 stars

"Works as stated!"

December 29, 2014  |  By oadon

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

Seems to work as good as previous versions. I don't know if it works but it does clean out all the cookies, etc. on my computers. I use it on windows 7 and 8.1

Cons

None that I have experienced

Summary

I would recommend this program to a friend

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1 stars

"Drive Wiper Does Not Work!"

December 26, 2014  |  By pipelips

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

None that I can tell.

Cons

Drive wiper does not work. I wiped the free space on my pc hard drive then ran a file recovery program on the "free space." The recovery program found 64,000 files. I ran CCleaner a second time, then the file recovery program a second time and got the same results.

Summary

This program does not do what it's supposed to do.

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2 stars

"INSTALLING"

December 24, 2014  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

LOVE THIS program

Cons

can not install this new version did anyone else have a problem???

Summary

can not install just sets there for hours.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, doesn't pester you with phony warnings."

December 22, 2014  |  By bulruq

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

Does a great job or clearing out cookies and other crap that accumulates on your computer then empties out the recycle bin EASY to use and free.

Cons

After 2 years of use I haven't found any.

Summary

A great product and it's FREE!

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5 stars

"5.0 is a bust"

December 09, 2014  |  By Eric Thordvalson

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

None but i still give CCleaner5 stars based on prior experience.

Cons

SLOW!!!!! Ugly, Erased all my custom folders to be cleaned with update.

So slow that the individual folders could be read, not flashing through them as normal.

Worst of all contained malicious code in my download. Malwarebytes found this:

Registry Keys: 2
Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\CCleaner.exe, Quarantined, [e47e213fc6b61422195dc542897be11f],
Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\CCleaner.exe, Quarantined, [74ee124eec9089adbbbb8681ed17b24e],

It took hours to finally remove CC5.0 and restore my computer. A horrid experience.

Summary

I love CCleaner. Pinaform, Restore the previous edition and I promise to buy the premium package. (When it's on sale.)

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1 stars

"Messes up windows 8, 8.1, 8.1.2 very nicely"

December 08, 2014  |  By DakotaSpirit

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

I can not right now think of any pro's as far as windows 8 is concerned.

Cons

It made a royal mess of my computer, I have given up on it and will never use it again, this is the second time it has done that, I am not dumb am doing for the third.

Summary

While I think they use to be a excellent program it is not in my opinion any longer. It just does not like windows 8 at all unless something happened and a miracle became a reality. Just doing simple things with it, (not the registry) like clearing cache or files I no longer needed, it must have done something else and I have to complete redo my computer twice. No more, good bye CCleaner!

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1 stars

"Still works but looks like cr@p"

December 02, 2014  |  By bubbastien

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

still functions the same

Cons

New win8 style GUI looks like cr@p in win7, flat, too bright and missing the normal top right buttons for close, minimize, etc.

Since v4.8 it is installing background processes to check free space and to update in the background.

No new features added

The screenshots below are from an old version prior to them trashing the GUI.

Summary

First line in the what's new section should say "New win8 GUI" because it is not improved in any way whatever, it's much worse.

Looks horrible, adds background tasks I don't want or need, I certainly don't want any automatic updates after this disaster of an update, the win8 gui doesn't really work in win7.

Don't bother with this disaster, I'd recommend downloading v4.7 and staying with that until they fix the GUI.

Updated on Dec 2, 2014

The version I suggest people download for now 4.17, not 4.7 as I previously stated.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.02.5101
  • Improved Firefox Local Storage and Cookie cleaning.
  • Improved Google Chrome 64-bit support.
  • Improved Firefox Download History analysis and cleaning.
  • Optimized Disk Analyzer scanning process.
  • Improved detection and cleaning of portable browsers.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date January 26, 2015
Date Added January 26, 2015
Version 5.02.5101
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.08MB
File Name ccsetup502.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 95,064,503
Downloads Last Week 386,562
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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