CCleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.24.1850
  • Total Downloads:
    90,854,377
  • Date Added:
    October 26, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    433,154
  • 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 37 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
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    4.5

    out of 6695 votes

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    • 4 star 1916
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 227
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5 stars

"love that you can save prior settings"

November 26, 2012  |  By renepaley430

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

I would recommend this program to anyone that wants a good cleaner that's easy to use and does what it says it will, really keeps my pc running good. Great tool to have for free and there is a paid version if you are interested. Thanks CCleaner!

Cons

None that I can see

Summary

Has a lot of option to clean up my PC disks, I'm still use this as the 'mainstream' cleaner for my pc.

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4 stars

"Very fast and easy to use"

November 24, 2012  |  By lucyGreen2012

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

I never used this fast and useful tool.

Cons

Very good, it is quite fast and convenient to use.

Summary

All of my friends think it is very good, it is quite fast and convenient to use.
I like it.

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4 stars

"Excellent Pre-Maintenance Product"

November 24, 2012  |  By UbiquitousDirigibles

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

CCleaner gets the dirty jobs done. It gets rid of errant and run-away registry entries, as well as also a convenient hub for startup items and cleaning out crap you don't necessarily need.

Cons

Read before you work it. Potential to mess some things up if you are not careful with the CCleaner tool.

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5 stars

"its fast and does what it says"

November 20, 2012  |  By geoweo55

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

love that you can save prior settings

Cons

can't think of any

Summary

this product works the same every time and thats a good thing

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3 stars

"Ok software"

November 20, 2012  |  By Taffy80

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

Free and kind of easy to use

Cons

Not as safe as I would like an easy to use software to be

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5 stars

"Simple, fast, safe and free!"

November 17, 2012  |  By windbite

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

Does a great job at what it claims to do, remove junk!

Cons

Would be nice if there were a risk/benefit analysis info graph over the MANY cleaning options.

Summary

Does a better and faster job than many programs that charge.

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4 stars

"Really glad I got CCleaner"

November 16, 2012  |  By TonyRocs

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

This is a great program to help keep your pc clean. It's easy to use and understand. I really like having the choice of having a complex overwrite (35 times), and that it can be used for your recycle bin also. It installs quickly and easily and doesn't take up much disk space and it keeps itself up to date automatically if you want it to and it's free, yay! I also like the uninstall feature and the tools section.

Cons

The only con I have noticed is the registry cleaner. I don't want to use it because the registry is very complex and I'm not an "expert" user.

Summary

I would recommend this program to anyone that wants a good cleaner that's easy to use and does what it says it will, really keeps my pc running good. Great tool to have for free and there is a paid version if you are interested. Thanks CCleaner!

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5 stars

"A must have"

November 14, 2012  |  By henrikkr

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

The interface is very intuitive and easy to use even for a novice.

Cons

Not any worth mentioning

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5 stars

"Awesome product easy to use."

November 11, 2012  |  By jrheidkamp

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

Very User Friendly

Cons

None that I can see

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5 stars

"It does its job nicely."

November 11, 2012  |  By Auth3ntic0

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.24.1850

Pros

Works like a charm. No issues encountered so far.

Cons

- None so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.24.1850
Version 3.24.1850 has added Firefox Plugin and Extension management and improved cleaning for Windows MRUs.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date October 25, 2012
Date Added October 26, 2012
Version 3.24.1850
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.92MB
File Name ccsetup500.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 90,854,377
Downloads Last Week 433,154
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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