CCleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.23.1823
  • Total Downloads:
    88,667,609
  • Date Added:
    September 26, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    382,925
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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

    4.3

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 6689 votes

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    • 4 star 1915
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 226
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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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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 XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7
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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