CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6696 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.27.1900
  • Total Downloads:
    90,032,002
  • Date Added:
    January 25, 2013
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    488,236
  • 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 43 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 6696 votes

    • 5 star 4210
    • 4 star 1916
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 227
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4 stars

"CCleaner 3.27.1900"

February 25, 2013  |  By mbar51

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

Extremely user-friendly. Great tool!

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"level hai kmaal ka softwar hai yar"

February 23, 2013  |  By hirabutt

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

get business from here
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Cons

null the worsst software i ever use in free version but best in business

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4 stars

"Good Program and Web Support"

February 23, 2013  |  By Red_Kangaroo

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

Cleans up system to keep computer fast.

Cons

I wish the restore points it stores were found by Windows restore when needed. Instead it puts them in the document folder.

Summary

One of the best.

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4 stars

"It works great"

February 20, 2013  |  By Edquesada2003

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

Its pretty fast, easy to install and easy to use

Cons

Did notice some registry errors after first sweep - they seem to resolve themselves

Summary

Great product and it does the job

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5 stars

"Does what it says and is easy and quick to use."

February 19, 2013  |  By Wankoti

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

Solved all problems

Cons

May have a problem with previously deleted drivers whose signature remains after deletion. But is easy to correct by deleting entry.

Summary

Worth the dough and a donation would be good to keep good software going and free.

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4 stars

"one of the best free program to have on pc"

February 18, 2013  |  By skyfox1796

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

cleaning action is so fast and reversible provided backup is used.

Cons

all cleaners cannot clean registry 100% safely so be careful when cleaning registry.

Summary

read first the warnings before cleaning all.

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4 stars

"did a great job of cleaning my computer of adware"

February 18, 2013  |  By IanFD

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

comprehensive solution

Cons

complicated user interface

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5 stars

"the only that really works!"

February 18, 2013  |  By martinvideo

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

once a week, never problems!

Cons

Not in Dutch...

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5 stars

"Great software for general cleaning"

February 18, 2013  |  By clarkebernal

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

a great starting point for cleaning up computer

Cons

CCLEANER is easy to use and works as described.

Summary

I have recommended it for years, especially to those in need of restoring PC performance.

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1 stars

"It messed up my system Win7 SP1 IE10 All Updates"

February 17, 2013  |  By krueger_62401

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.27.1900

Pros

Nice Looking GUI

Cons

I had an unaltered Operating system With IE 10 with updates. I installed CCleaner. I left everything default in CCleaner. I ran the Windows Junk Files etc. cleaner again all default. I then ran the Registry Cleaner again the default settings. I cleaned the registry. I rebooted and when Windows was up and running I tried to use my tabbed Outlook.com Program. I tried to send an email. It would not display any of my contacts. I then restored the backup *.reg file CCleaner had saved for me. I rebooted tried tabbed program Outlook.com again & no contacts available to use. I started my Acronis True Image Home and tried to Recover my disk. The program Acronis Failed. I rebooted and used Acronis System recovery on boot. I restored my computer. Everything worked fine after system recovery. I do not think it works very well.

Summary

I do not need or like this program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.27.1900
Version 3.27.1900 added cleaning for Internet Explorer Metro Cache and History.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date January 24, 2013
Date Added January 25, 2013
Version 3.27.1900
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.74MB
File Name ccsetup419.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 90,032,002
Downloads Last Week 488,236
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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