CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6692 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.06.4324
  • Total Downloads:
    89,122,548
  • Date Added:
    September 25, 2013
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    432,915
  • 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 17 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

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    • 5 star 4207
    • 4 star 1915
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 227
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5 stars

"I love this program and I use it on my Windows computer"

October 23, 2013  |  By kern7229

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

I give it 5 stars because the duplicate finder was kind of disappointing. Its features are so basic than it's not worth using.

Cons

It does a good job cleaning up stuff and the registry cleaner is not offensive (some are and delete way too many entries than is safe).

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5 stars

"Easy to use, less knowledge needed to use CCleaner,"

October 22, 2013  |  By melchersgeorge343

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

Easy to use, less knowledge needed to use CCleaner, it is possible to change preferences about what CCleaner does or not.

Cons

More functions added in this one program CCleaner.

Summary

Effective to remove useless or unwanted information or programs from the pc.

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1 stars

"Lots of buggy"

October 20, 2013  |  By heinit

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

Hard to find out what many of the settings do.
Very unstable at times.

Cons

Hard to find out what many of the settings do.
Very unstable at times.

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5 stars

"I use this everyday"

October 19, 2013  |  By jd112

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

Quick and easy

Cons

None really.

Summary

I like that I can delete cookies ect. fast. I use this program everyday to fill out online survey/offers so they can confirm faster. Without CCleaner I wouldn't be able to do this. I like this program alot of nothing tops it. http://suzyhomemaker101.blogspot.com/

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4 stars

"Great for a free program"

October 18, 2013  |  By L_Donovan

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

Fast, free, pretty accurate. Cool system management and security features (file shredder and disk wiper).

Cons

The duplicate finder is very basic. I mean, really basic.

Summary

I love this program and I use it on my Windows computer. It does a good job cleaning up stuff and the registry cleaner is not offensive (some are and delete way too many entries than is safe). I give it 4 stars because the duplicate finder was kind of disappointing. Its features are so basic than it's not worth using.

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5 stars

"The best there is"

October 14, 2013  |  By KathrynFr

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

the best program

Cons

must have it

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5 stars

"Great program"

October 13, 2013  |  By happy17307

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

Easy to use, best free program I've found

Cons

none I've found so far,

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5 stars

"Really Useful!!!"

October 05, 2013  |  By Benj75

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

It cleans all the cookies, browsing history. The registry cleaner keeps the system lean and fast. No technical knowledge required to use the software. The uninstaller is useful for the non-techies who find it difficult to do the same through windows control panel.

Cons

In my 2 years of usage i did not come across any cons.

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4 stars

"Works very well"

October 05, 2013  |  By Prof321

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

CC Cleaner totally cleans my trash bin, and I believe it also sorts out other issues.

Cons

But I am not so sure on its ability to remove registry errors, because after I use it, out registry scanners still show some error.

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5 stars

"awesome program....but be careful"

October 05, 2013  |  By howiebirdjr

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.06.4324

Pros

great utilities, easy to use, nice interface, gets rid of obscure unwanted files and will keep your computer running at its best!

Cons

NEVER..i said NEVER use a registry cleaner on a windows PC, it will
slow your computer down with every use and gradually and sooner or later you will have to reinstall your operating system. don't use it

uncheck windows prefetch files in cleaning as windows deletes older
ones regardless and deleting newer ones will make your system slower, but windows will replace these so not fatal

Summary

best windows PC cleaner on the market except for the registry
cleaner and prefetch options

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.06.4324
  • Improved Internet Explorer DOMStore cookie cleaning.
  • Enhanced Firefox Internet History cleaning.
  • Added free text entry for include and exclude items.
  • Optimized Startup tool browser detection.
  • Updated procedure for recursive folder analysis and cleaning.
  • Improved system monitoring startup procedure (CCleaner Professional).
  • Added CDBurnerXP, UltraEdit, Photodex ProShow Producer, SketchUp Make 2013 and HandBrake cleaning.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • General
    Publisher Piriform
    Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
    Release Date September 25, 2013
    Date Added September 25, 2013
    Version 4.06.4324
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.74MB
    File Name ccsetup419.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 89,122,548
    Downloads Last Week 432,915
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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