CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6698 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.05.4250
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.7

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
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    out of 6698 votes

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    • 4 star 1918
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 231
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5 stars

"Excellent!!!"

September 21, 2013  |  By maynardccr20

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Easy Install
Fast
Does not slow down boot time or computer
Works EXTREMELY well

Cons

I have not any faults to this program

Summary

I have been using this problem for years on several different computers with no problems

Updated on Sep 21, 2013

Cons
I have not found any faults with this program.

Summary
I have been using this program

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5 stars

"good program"

September 16, 2013  |  By preppylilkitten

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Easy to install
Easy to use
Never had an issue
Cleans all the cookies and other crap left behind

Cons

None really, haven't had an issue with it

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5 stars

"It Works Great!"

September 15, 2013  |  By foxrepair

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Cleaned things out good.

Cons

lost all my user names and passwords.

Summary

Worth it.

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4 stars

"Best free software for disc and temp file cleanup"

September 14, 2013  |  By richardlatimer

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Easy to install and run. You can manage start up programs to increase boot up speed of your computer.

Cons

Don't run registry cleaner unless your really tech saavy and always choose to run a backup before running the registry cleaner.

Summary

Much safer product than the paid registry cleaners and speed boosters I have tried and won't blue screen your computer. Will clean the temp files, recycle bin etc in one click. Just avoid the registry cleaner portion of the software unless you know what you are doing.

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5 stars

"friendly userinterface"

September 14, 2013  |  By rgreenough85

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

1. friendly userinterface
2. good results
3. I had some minor problems installing I think the best antivrus programms. The support department especially recommanded CCleaner to me to support my install procedure

Cons

good results

Summary

at last but not really at least; it is free

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5 stars

"amazing beyond words"

September 13, 2013  |  By Awesomeness104

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

it does everything you need, and it actually speeds up your pc a little, as well as keeping it from getting all slow because of all the junk.

Cons

no cons at all.

Summary

i highly recommend using this program.

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4 stars

"Good cleaner for my PC"

September 09, 2013  |  By ballshow

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Clear up the computer fast

Cons

not at all

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5 stars

"So quick, I run browser clean after each web visit!"

September 09, 2013  |  By 65power

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Cleans quickly and properly, even the reg clean is spot on. Offers a reg backup as well.
Easy to use
This is a must have!

Cons

Wha'd you call me? None

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5 stars

"Awesome: Just what I was looking for"

September 08, 2013  |  By ginatl

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Did everything in a jiffy. Exactly what I wanted.

Cons

Don't want to upgrade, don't want ads.

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5 stars

"Does everything that it is supposed to and nothing more"

September 06, 2013  |  By pocosdad

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.05.4250

Pros

Does everything that it is supposed to and nothing more. This helps to instill confidence that the cleaning of files and routine mainx issues are covered with no glitches.

Cons

None I have found

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.05.4250
Version 4.05.4250 added Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview support, Windows Event Log cleaning, and updated Intelligent Cookie Scanning.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date August 26, 2013
Date Added August 27, 2013
Version 4.05.4250
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.07MB
File Name ccsetup501.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,466,049
Downloads Last Week 447,445
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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