CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6694 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.23.1823
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Nowadays, cookies, temporary files, and various other means of tracking your Web footprint are par for the course. Some of these trackers are useful, while others can be potentially intrusive. Thankfully, there are myriad freeware cleaners out there that help keep your system in check. CCleaner is one of the better ones for its ease of use and powerful cleaning capabilities.

CCleaner's simple and intuitive layout will appeal to users of all skill levels. Its four features -- Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options -- are prominently displayed on the left side of the window. We started with the Cleaner first, which breaks down your cleaning options into two tabs: Windows and Applications. The program works by first analyzing your system and then running the cleaner itself. By selecting the appropriate check boxes, we were able to clean our temporary Internet files, cookies, history, and cache in both Internet Explorer and Firefox at the same time, as well as empty our Recycle Bin and rid our computer of Windows log files. The Registry feature acts in the same fashion, letting you check off on the options you'd like to scan for issues. In less than 30 seconds, the program had scanned and displayed a long list of invalid entries that we could then opt to fix or leave alone by unchecking the boxes. In less time than it took to scan, the program fixed the issues we had selected. One note: We did have to run the Registry cleaner three times in a row before it came back with no issues found; each time it came back with fewer and fewer invalid entries. Using the Tools feature, we were able to manage our startup programs and successfully uninstall programs. We especially liked that CCleaner lets you manage your cookies so that you don't delete ones that are useful when browsing the Web. As with all Registry cleaners, we recommend that you proceed with caution before fixing or deleting any files. CCleaner does offer an online help feature, but for basic cleaning, you probably won't need it.

By default, the project opts you in for installing desktop and Start menu shortcuts, as well as adding run and open options in your Context menu. It also opts you in for installing Google Chrome and making it your default browser, so you'll have to uncheck the boxes to opt out. CCleaner installs and uninstalls without leaving any files or folders behind.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Not the Updated version.."

October 25, 2012  |  By KristinaMarie630

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

i love Piriform CCleaner and have been using it for years!

Cons

you have to pay for CCleaner Pro but atleast they have a free version and if you choose to go Pro then you do not have to uninstall the program you already have, its like an update, which is great for your computer.

Summary

this is not an up-to-date version! the only 2 websites that have the free updates far before any other websites are...

www.Piriform.com
&&
www.FileHippo.com


there is a direct link from PiriForm.com, if unable to download directly, to FileHippo.com

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3 stars

"i am confused a little bit..."

October 25, 2012  |  By ZeroX668

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

Its generally good software but...

Cons

Sometimes it does not do what it should.
Leaves registry errors!

Summary

Used it, but be carefull.

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5 stars

"Best Program"

October 25, 2012  |  By nishantesh

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

Using it for last 6 years no problems keeps my computer running at optimized speed.

Cons

None so far encountered.

Summary

Never seen a simple program to use like ccleaner always must for computer.

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5 stars

"Still the most stable & best - allthou' simple."

October 24, 2012  |  By Some_John

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

Good as it is & free - but handle it with care & do backups!!

Cons

The paid version (I tried it 2 years ago) was not any different. Go with the FREE one! :)
Also always DO backup! (ccleaner will ask YOU) before register clean!

Summary

With a wise person in front of the screen - a seldom seen outstanding program in years..

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1 stars

"No-o-o-o-o-o good!!!!"

October 23, 2012  |  By Kateri Tekakwitha

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

nada, nil.

Cons

I used it once and it found a bunch of registry errors and other things it said needed to be fixed, so I did it. The next day, for 3 days in a row, my Total Defense Internet Security Suite kept failing to update the product. After spending an hour with tech support, who resolved the problem, I was told by them to never use these kinds of software programs because they have been known to cause problems like the one I was having with the anti-virus suite, because they are too aggressive in cleaning the registry. I was told by tech support that their software has the capability to deal with malware on its own, and not use these free download programs. Needless to say, after hanging up with tech support, I un-installed CCleaner!!! I did not want a repeat of that headache.

Summary

Don't use it!! You might be sorry.

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5 stars

"Seems to work great"

October 22, 2012  |  By cjacobsbb

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

It has sped up my computer and seems to have made the screen brighter.

Cons

I wish it had a list of passwords I could review that I don't want deleted.

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5 stars

"wow - outstanding"

October 19, 2012  |  By DMH0063

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

what more could you ask for from this

Cons

none found

Summary

would recommend to others to use

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5 stars

"The Best Of The Bunch !!"

October 17, 2012  |  By tonester59

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

Simple, effective, and easy to use. Displays what it is about to remove, and gives you the option to keep something you might want to save by simply unchecking it's box. (a feature I insist upon in a cleaner/optimizer.) The registry cleaner is not overly aggressive and allows you to save a backup (that's easy to find- just look in your Documents Folder). I could go on, but the Editor's Review covers the rest quite nicely. (And as a side note, Piriform seems like a very reputable company and never tries to "over-sell" you to buy their paid version.)

Cons

None that I've found.

Summary

There are a LOT of free cleaning utilities out there, and I've tried most of them. CCleaner may lack some of of snazzier features found in other programs, but it covers the basics and (IMHO) is the best at what it does. I use it along with Slim Cleaner to cross-clean after every session. First Slim, then CCleaner to catch what it misses. (No program is perfect, especially if it's free, and when I tried them in reverse order there were still a few things that CCleaner missed and Slim caught, but just a few). As for the tricky issue of Registry cleaning, those wanting a more aggressive cleaner might want to check out the Auslogics Registry Cleaner and Registry Defragger, which I also use but only sparingly. It also displays what it's about to remove with the option to save it. I keep bringing this up because I've tried too many programs that say you have "so many errors,etc.", but don't tell you what they are. I find this approach unacceptable and potentially dangerous to the health of your computer. CCleaner has never caused any problems with my machines and has always done a great job, which is why if I could only use one cleaning utility, it would be the one. Most highly recommended !

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4 stars

"Una buena ayuda para windows"

October 16, 2012  |  By fabzcom

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

No entra en conflicto con windows

Cons

No conosco la version PRO para dar una evaluacion final

Summary

Advance System Care Pro o Ccleaner Pro ???

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1 stars

"CCleaner installs Google Chrome without permission!!"

October 12, 2012  |  By terrystuff3

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.23.1823

Pros

CCleaner is a good program but they are taking money from Google to force Chrome on every install.

Cons

Google Chrome is installed on your computer without asking! Chrome takes over as your Default Browser and you CAN NOT set your original browser as default even after removing Chrome! It breaks your system and no mater what you do, you can not set a default browser again. Chrome is Malware and CCleaner is spreading the virus.

Summary

Do not let CCleaner force Google Chrome on to your computer!
You will be very sorry.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.23.1823
Version 3.23.1823 includes improved performance for Windows 8, support for Firefox 16, Google Chrome DNS Prefetch cleaning, and Google Chrome journal.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date September 25, 2012
Date Added September 26, 2012
Version 3.23.1823
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.07MB
File Name ccsetup501.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,466,049
Downloads Last Week 447,445
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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