CCleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.05.555
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2008
  • 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 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 87 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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5 stars

"Very good"

April 28, 2008  |  By jota1962

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

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5 stars

"Very helpful software, highly recommended."

April 27, 2008  |  By sgbaughn

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

Easy to use, fast, reliable.

Cons

I does all it claims, what is not to like?

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1 stars

"Free does not make any app great!"

April 26, 2008  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

It's free. In the hands of the more advances users of windows computers, it might be great! I will not claim it to be good or lousy. I will say this, "use at your own risk". Enough said.

Cons

Again, free has never made an app good, never has, never will. Way too many people claim different free softwares good with no real understanding of what their claims are. Two good examples are this one and AVG Free. Hammer this review all you like, I could care less but this thing tore up two XP systems on my in the past and I refuse to ever, ever risk it again! I am one who's head doesn't need to be completely bashed in to learn my lessons.

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5 stars

"Must have for everone"

April 26, 2008  |  By chrislyon08

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

Everthing,

fast

works well

none cloggy

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5 stars

"A must have for every computer."

April 23, 2008  |  By hezzie43

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

This program found 4,768 items surplus to my requirements on the registry which were safe to delete, although I did make a backup as prompted which was very easy. I was nervous about deleting anything, not being a computer techie, but felt more confident with the backup. I did, however, delete all my cookies under the Options part of the program, forgetting that my bank used a cookie for my account, entailing a 'phone call to the bank to reinstate my online account. I have now gone through the list the program leaves on the computer and added some to the 'Cookies to Keep' side of the window. Am extremely satisfied with CCleaner and don't hesitate to recommend it.

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5 stars

"Great freebie!"

April 23, 2008  |  By Rickanne

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

Awesome program. Love how quickly it can find and remove junk files, registry keys, etc. Really enjoy the ability to back up the registry. Good safety measure. Very satisfied

Cons

I wish it would update automatically instead of having to do it manually, but that's me just being a little lazy.

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5 stars

"clean access to the registry."

April 23, 2008  |  By zclayton2

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

The first reg cleaner I felt comfortable using. coupled with Autoruns, everything performed as expected. it found the stuff to clean and some other old things that I had forgotten were still hanging around.

Cons

nada

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5 stars

"Great Program"

April 19, 2008  |  By malluowl

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

CCcleaner works great, I think everyone should have one

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5 stars

"BEST OF THE BEST Cleaning Softw... Leaves No Trace!"

April 19, 2008  |  By glr610

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

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4 stars

"CCleaner is a Must-Have"

April 18, 2008  |  By Kevy_MT

 |  Version: CCleaner 2.05.555

Pros

CCleaner is a very good program, usefull for everyday junk file cleanup, as well as registry maintenance. I strongly suggest this program be used by everyone.

Cons

None that I can find

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.05.555
Version 2.05.555 updated Index.dat cleaning in Vista, file scanning performance increase on NTFS drives, and improved exception handling methods.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date February 26, 2008
Date Added February 26, 2008
Version 2.05.555
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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