CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6688 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.01.4093
  • Total Downloads:
    87,898,394
  • Date Added:
    April 25, 2013
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    508,023
  • 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

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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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    What's new in version 4.01.4093
    Version 4.01.4093 has improved History cleaning for Google Chrome and optimized Registry cleaning algorithm for Windows 8.
    General
    Publisher Piriform
    Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
    Release Date April 25, 2013
    Date Added April 25, 2013
    Version 4.01.4093
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.74MB
    File Name ccsetup418.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 87,898,394
    Downloads Last Week 508,023
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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