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CCleaner

CNET Editors' review

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 and Mozilla, various Windows system areas, and some third-party applications.

CCleaner doesn't support a large number of extraneous programs as some competitors do, but it can erase traces from such popular programs as Spybot - Search & Destroy and WinZip. Also missing is a secure file shredder, but it makes up for the omission by supplying a Registry-cleaning utility, which 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 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 have no problem recommending CCleaner to all users, except those who need to get rid of supersensitive data.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Cleans too much"

    July 17, 2010  |   By hmelnick

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    Nothing in particular. Other programs do the same job and are safer.

    Cons

    It removed things that should have been left alone.

    Summary

    After I ran CCleaner with its default settings, I had to re-enter user names for program log-ins; PaperPort started giving error messages and wouldn't load; I started getting checkpoint scheduler warnings. Unfortunately, I didn't set a restore point before using it and earlier restore points didn't work. I'm still trying to recover from the damage it did.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Tune your slow PC with this powerfull gem of a program!"

    April 25, 2007  |   By FUNKYPOST

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    This program offers robust tools to literally "weed out" left over registry files, program files that are left over with the constant install/uninstall that most people do. Years ago (Windows 98), I would have to do a fresh OS install every year or so.....not anymore. This program will have your PC running like the day you bought it and what's even better is you let the program do all the work as you need very little computing knowledge.

    This program is so good, I actually sent them $20....the first time I actually paid for a software download (I love the ability to select the "free" tab in searching for software on download.com!)

    Cons

    NONE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DIDN'T INSTALL"

    April 24, 2007  |   By Jennifoo

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    XXX

    Cons

    Downloaded the software but it did not want to install.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best for cleaning HDD & online privacy."

    April 24, 2007  |   By noman737

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    Effecient cleaning in less time.Can fix registry issues & a good uninstaller , new version has some registry & bug fixes .So finally its the besr cleaning ,deleting & online privacy tool I ve ever find out.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "CLASS ACT!!!"

    April 24, 2007  |   By DR .No

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    Where to begin? Well this cracker of a program cleans all the rubbish off your pc faster than anything else! One of the great features is that your able tp UNINSTALL programs you don't want FASTER then the (add/remove) in Windows! It also checks for unused file extensions /obsolete software entries etc. If your pc is slowing down due to excess baggage don't just use DISC CLEAN UP grab this cracker of a program today!

    Cons

    NONE!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "essential program"

    April 24, 2007  |   By uksurfer

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    this is one program every computer should have.its easy to use and clears out loads of junk from your computer.

    Cons

    none at all,apart from the yahoo toolbar which is optional.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast, effective, and easy to use"

    April 23, 2007  |   By Igiveup2

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    It got rid of shovelfuls of crud, from cookies and temp files to old registry keys. It creates backups and runs in an "analyze" mode that lets the user verify the deletions for safety. Tossed it all - no problem. 850 MB of crud in 2 1/2 months - Holy Moly, we need this one! Takes care of the Windows registry conundrum nicely. Use this one and defrag on a regular schedule if you value OS performance without having to reformat your hard drive.

    Cons

    The 3.6.x version on this page is an older version that wasn't fully worked out for Vista. Get the 3.9.x version from the CCleaner page.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Tool !!!"

    April 22, 2007  |   By dustrose_jason

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    Scans run very fast, and deletion goes even faster. Good for a perfect quick cleanup.

    Cons

    Didn't really run across any.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a great product to get ride of unnessery files that you do not want."

    April 22, 2007  |   By cwalk02346

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    This product is great because it has added a lot of space on my hard drive.

    Cons

    I do not like that when you want to uninstall some things that you can not click on the name to open it and see what it is. Some things that you have on you hard drive you do not know what it is so you have to go to start menu and find it and then see if you want to get ride of it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast & Furious - A Great Terminater"

    April 22, 2007  |   By smbt69

    Version: CCleaner 1.36.430

    Pros

    Amazing tokyo drift for your pc. Its a great terminater for you pc junk and invalid registry value's. It torques up your pc to a great level in a very less time. A great pc software likely to have for your computer for just FREE!. AMAZING!.

    Must have it!

    Cons

    For windows vista - Still have to improve.

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