CCleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.28.1913
  • Total Downloads:
    90,854,377
  • Date Added:
    February 26, 2013
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 6695 votes

    • 5 star 4210
    • 4 star 1916
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 227
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3 stars

"Good app with flaws"

March 26, 2013  |  By XRaac

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

cleans junk

Cons

after running ccleaner an icon gets stuck in the recently opened programs list in start menu and won't get removed. annoying lil bug.

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5 stars

"Can't live without you!"

March 22, 2013  |  By lstacey99

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

Reliable, fast and efficient.

Cons

Frequently prompt for updates which at times may be a little annoying.

Summary

Still the best FREE cleaner!

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4 stars

"Really does a great job cleaning up junk system files."

March 21, 2013  |  By ralphster1

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

Its all good in regards to this particular software program. It does what it does quite well.

Cons

None at all that I could discover.

Summary

One of the very best programs for what it does.

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5 stars

"Great tool and free"

March 21, 2013  |  By ripley228

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

It not only cleans the computer, but can empty browser & flash caches, remove cookies and so on. Lots of different things more, that I can choose to clean and I can easily choose what myself. Registry cleaner is something many cleaning tools offer, but it's still useful.

Cons

No disk defrag and all the possibilities of what i can choose makes the common user a bit lost.

Summary

A very useful tool that I wouldn't like to be without. I use it, at least, every week.

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5 stars

"Impossible for 10 mb size"

March 20, 2013  |  By Sasuke-Ferb

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

Very nice cuz it clean better than the advanced system care 6 but i use them both for a high security of deletion

Cons

I cant believe its so hightech for a 10 mb usage

Summary

It makes you pc faster and you can fix with one click and has a secure deletion file and also make the pro free or make it a 1 year trial

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5 stars

"Fast, thorough and simple to use."

March 19, 2013  |  By edenpreston50

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

The Start Up and Uninstall in the Tools tab are very handy.

Cons

I like the options it gives you for cleaning the various browsers.

Summary

A focused product that does its job very well.

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5 stars

"Always works perfectly."

March 18, 2013  |  By paintcrazy

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

Cleans up all the leftover crap.

Cons

There are no cons

Summary

Get it use it be happy

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4 stars

"Quick and reliable"

March 18, 2013  |  By mingalls

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

It's quick, Reliable, and Free

Cons

I have no cons with this product.

Summary

I use this product at least every day.

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4 stars

"It does the job!"

March 16, 2013  |  By cdebrocky

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

It's too early to tell.

Cons

It's too early to tell.

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4 stars

"Overall, very good. Previous release was a 5 star."

March 14, 2013  |  By kip_mcf

 |  Version: CCleaner 3.28.1913

Pros

Fast, thorough and simple to use. The Start Up and Uninstall in the Tools tab are very handy. I like the options it gives you for cleaning the various browsers. A focused product that does its job very well.

Cons

No real cons outside of the fact that the latest release has an occasional error message when cleaning the registry. I expect them to fix this quickly.

Summary

Been using this program for years and think it's great

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.28.1913
Version 3.28.1913 has added cleaning for Gadu-Gadu and Foxit Phantom PDF and improved cleaning for Windows Log Files.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date February 25, 2013
Date Added February 26, 2013
Version 3.28.1913
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
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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