CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6694 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.27.1070
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 23, 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

    4.3

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 39
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 6694 votes

    • 5 star 4205
    • 4 star 1917
    • 3 star 249
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 230
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3 stars

"Solid, stable replacement for windows disk cleaner"

January 29, 2010  |  By hicksrobin

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

The main value of this product is that it puts maintenance tools where you can find them, on your desktop (windows seems to like to hide them). Registry analyzer makes it a must have...

Cons

Not a lot of recommended steps in this product, which would make it easier for newbies to use.

Summary

I fix a lot of my friends computers and 99% of the time all they need is basic maintenance, main excuse is they couldn't find the maintenance tools built into windows, I install CCleaner walk them through how it works, and I never hear from them again...

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5 stars

"Works to keep computer clutter-free"

January 28, 2010  |  By alexisngyy

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

It's FREE and it delivers as promised. It digs up more 'gunk' than the Windows Disk Cleanup.

Cons

None that I can think of since I don't keep anything ultra-sensitive which may require a more powerful tool.

Summary

I like using it among other routine maintenance tools weekly to keep things organised on my computer.

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5 stars

"Works like magic!"

January 28, 2010  |  By JaysoMayso

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

Has many different types of junk files to clean, can uninstall programs, can even fix registry, can manage your StartUp programs, and still quite lightweight (portable .exe file with only approx. 1.5Mb of size!)

Cons

Nothing much... except that some types of files you do not understand, they don't explain it, but then again, I won't remove it!

Summary

Great piece of work, and definitely beats the Window's "Disk Cleanup". Keep up the good work Piriform!

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4 stars

"Great for eliminating all of the miscellaneous files."

January 27, 2010  |  By rgreenp

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

Seeks out files in locations I wouldn't have thought of.

Cons

Attacks some small program files. Be careful to read the analysis BEFORE you run the final cleaning.

Summary

I love this product because it helps to keep my hard drive clutter-free and running at its best.

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5 stars

"INSTANT CLASSIC!!"

January 27, 2010  |  By danerd9

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
USED IT SINCE 2008!!!!

Cons

Well it needs more features.....

Summary

A true classic in the freeware world!!
I hope people donate to keep these guys runnin!

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5 stars

"Better than ever"

January 27, 2010  |  By ceq999

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

I have been using an earlier release up to now but the upgrade seems faster

Cons

I haven't found any reason to dislike CCleaner

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

January 27, 2010  |  By VigneshBalasubramanian

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

A good internet track eraser

Cons

None so far

Summary

I use such tools only when needed, because i have heard them to cause errors also, but since CCleaner has a backup option also it can be used without any fears.

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4 stars

"Cleaned 100mB in 13 seconds."

January 26, 2010  |  By Ray Laurie

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

The speed of analysis

Cons

Have not found any.

Summary

Speeds up the computer better than the windows cleaner in a fraction of the time.

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4 stars

"Really good cleaner."

January 26, 2010  |  By dwct18

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

It does what is necessary and yet not too aggressive.

Cons

I have none.

Summary

I would recommend it to anyone who has an old computer.

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1 stars

"FREE? FREE? You say free?"

January 25, 2010  |  By Danny012340

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.27.1070

Pros

Scanned quickly. Found several errors.

Cons

All of a sudden, it becomes "not free".

Summary

If it's called freeware and is billed as being free, then it should be free. If there is a charge involved, but upfront and say so. I personally will not pay for something that is stated to be free. It becomes a scam when handled the way you are doing it. I believe it's also a bit of false misrepresentation. It may be the best program there is, I can't deny that because I don't know, but I will not be able to find out because of the way you misrepresent this to me. Don't send me something free along with a bill for it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.27.1070
Version 2.27.1070 added support to Wipe MFT Free Space and also added cleaning for Windows Explorer breadcrumb bar.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 23, 2009
Date Added December 23, 2009
Version 2.27.1070
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
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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