CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6697 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.21.940
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    447,445
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Although it lacks a few of the bells and whistles found in other PC-cleaning applications, this free program offers more than enough features to make it a worthy download. CCleaner's interface is logically designed and makes it easy to wipe away your tracks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome from various Windows system areas, and from some third-party applications.

CCleaner doesn't support the large number of extraneous programs that some competitors do, but it can erase traces from such popular programs as Spybot - Search & Destroy and WinZip. CCleaner now offers secure file erasing along with a Registry-cleaning utility that quickly scans for invalid entries before removing them. CCleaner can even back up your Registry before removal, in case it accidentally removes a crucial component, and the download includes a rudimentary feature for uninstalling any program on your machine.

Since this free application handles the majority of PC-cleaning chores and offers a nice extra, we strongly recommend CCleaner to all users, except those who need robust tools to remove supersensitive data.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 6697 votes

    • 5 star 4206
    • 4 star 1918
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 230
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1 stars

"Use with caution, check other related software products"

July 25, 2009  |  By dwphotoserv

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

Removes cookies that other software leaves behind.

Cons

Will remove system restore points on some PCs......

Summary

I used this software almost every day, until a problem occured with my PC that meant I needed a system restore. To my horror there were no restore points on my PC. It took some investigation to find the culprit, it was Ccleaner! Don't take my word for it, run cleaner and then check your system restore points. unless you are very lucky there won't be any.
Only settings used:
Remove: Temporary internet files, Cookies, History, Temporary files and empty re-cycle bin.

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5 stars

"Does the job, if you know what your doing."

July 25, 2009  |  By TravellerMusic

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

Effective registry cleaner, cleans alot of mess.

Cons

no cons, just that you have to know what you are doing. If you dont have a clue about how registry's work; stay off then!

Summary

Effective registry cleaner, cleans alot of mess.
All you just have to know, is what you are doing.
If you dont have a clue about how registry's work; stay off then!

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1 stars

"beware of the ripp-off"

July 18, 2009  |  By jcsjcd

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

the software works ok or at least it seems to run ok

Cons

the cnet website has a trick; on the download page it has an advert of another download site that charges ?4.95 and ?49.95 per year as a recurring charge on your credit card

Summary

there are two websites: one is www.ccleaner.com which is free; and the other is www.intelinet-global.net where the charges have to be paid through the worldwide bill settlement handler ccbill.com

I request cnet.com to fix this ripping off of clients and do not allow such abuse of the internet space

it is shameful affair to see cent.com be part of this scam

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4 stars

"Amazing piece of software"

July 17, 2009  |  By chrishann

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

Its aggressive in its scans

Cons

tends to hog the start up time but you can disable it for customize use

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4 stars

"Rather seamless, generally effective clean-up."

July 15, 2009  |  By hsdgshr

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

Finds and resolves issues other software does not

Cons

Seems to have effected some other programs, but have managed to rectify resultant issues.

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4 stars

"short and sweet cleaner"

July 14, 2009  |  By send2chinmay

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

simple. easy 2 use, cleans well and fast...good software

Cons

no problems wit d soft....

Summary

good 2 use better,simpler than any cleaner..

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU VALUE YOUR COMPUTER!!!!!"

July 12, 2009  |  By Aspiresniper

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NO PROS

Cons

It crashed all my internet browsers.

Summary

Well my aunt told me about this program and i had previously tried to run REG Cure, but it would only scan my hard drive and according to it i had 1000 some errors. I figured i should give it a shot. When i ran it, it ran perfectly. I noticed no difference in my machine contrary to what my aunt told me should happen. I decided to run some programs to see if they booted up faster. First I tried my default browser, Google Chrome. It came up with the unable to load page on common sites that shouldn't be down like Google and Yahoo. I ran and checked my inteernet connection, it was fine and my router was working because i could get on the internet with my other laptop. I restated my connection on my laptop to no avail. Next i opened Mozilla Firefox (at that time on version 3). Same thing. Then i tried Opera (version 10 Alpha), Safari (4 beta) and Internet Explorer 8. None worked. I restarted my computer five times before Chrome would slowly open Google. On the eighth restart it finally worked normal again. regardless to say i removed the program. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU VALUE YOUR COMPUTER!!!!!

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5 stars

"Best I've used.Fast.easy and free can't be beat."

July 10, 2009  |  By dnf714

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

Fast, easy,and thorough

Cons

Haven't found any

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5 stars

"So far the best cleaning software"

July 10, 2009  |  By coor2012

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

It is the best free cleaning software.

Cons

It does not clean some history as it describes.

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5 stars

"A good ccleaner"

July 10, 2009  |  By Hele

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.21.940

Pros

I like it because it never lets me down it cleans quickly with no problems at all. Theres also a backup for the reg clean if anything go's wrong. Had not one problem with ccleaner its fast.

Cons

I habe not had any problems

Summary

It does what it says it does it cleans fast. I have not had no problems with ccleaner.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.21.940
Version 2.21.940 has added U3 smart drive support and also added Installed date and size to Uninstall Tool.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date June 26, 2009
Date Added June 26, 2009
Version 2.21.940
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 95
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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