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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, Firefox, and Opera, 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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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 6,607 votes

    • 5 star: 4135
    • 4 star: 1912
    • 3 star: 246
    • 2 star: 92
    • 1 star: 220
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 148 votes

    • 5 star: 85
    • 4 star: 54
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love it and have passed it on to friends."

    February 18, 2009  |   By holymusic55

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    Ease of use.
    Very thorough.
    As a home use PC user who is not real technically knowledgable, it does what I don't know how to do.

    Cons

    I noticed My Documents were being deleted, so adjusted the checked boxes to not clean.
    Many users of this product are not technically knowledgable home users so maybe more explanation as to what is being cleaned.

    Summary

    I have used various versions for quite some time now and am very happy with Ccleaner.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Somewhat TOO good"

    February 15, 2009  |   By MoniJune2

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    Easy to use, fast, full functioning - not a partial with a "pay to get more" come-on

    Cons

    It cleans TOO deeply, causing the loss of preference files for Web sites and a few other items. I'm learning I'll have to get more specific about what to clean and what not to clean.

    Summary

    Really good tool, but use with caution and care.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Is a beutiful utility"

    February 14, 2009  |   By Old jazz lover

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    is a nice program but the user are use it with caution, if not this sofware unistall all, and perhaps some files you donĀ“t want delete

    Cons

    it works fine but use it with caution

    Summary

    is a fine sofware but use it with caution!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple, Fast, & Free"

    February 14, 2009  |   By dobiethree

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    Unlike the majority of "free" system clean-up tools this one really does what it says it will !

    Cons

    Lack of general instructions for each section makes you hesitant to let the software do its job without supervision

    Summary

    Finding software that actually scanned and repaired without requiring purchase is rare, could use some very simple directions on each page,

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Is very easy to use"

    February 13, 2009  |   By fabiob

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    Excellent tool

    Cons

    No bad comments

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very pleased with it"

    February 11, 2009  |   By FJ-SM

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    it works quick

    Cons

    don't know any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works like a charm"

    February 10, 2009  |   By rockohead

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    Quick and easy

    Cons

    none that I have come across as of yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "simplicity"

    February 10, 2009  |   By pcman46

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    simple easy to use

    Cons

    whats not to like

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This product is easy to use. I like it!"

    February 9, 2009  |   By ktlaos

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    The product is simple and easy to use.

    Cons

    It may not be as intuative for non computer savy user.

    Summary

    It's free and easy to use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Sweet, and always getting better."

    February 9, 2009  |   By dynodeanmccabe

    Version: CCleaner 2.12.660

    Pros

    One thing I like with CCleaner. It doesn't bombard your PC with all bells and whistles with each update. It adds stuff to filter through the new Web Browsers and Applications out there. Cleans them without hurting the program(s) themself.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to read into what may be deleted and/or cleaned, but just takes a little edumacation on your part. Still not losing anything. I may have had to Re-submit passwords here and there, but now I know. More than worth it.

    Summary

    It's great. Faster speed, efficient, a little lighter in the startup. What else do you want ... and it's free. I love it. One of my favorite programs. Note to Developers: Don't stop what you are doing, keep up the good work.

    In the time I have used this product. Going on about the second year now. I have had no visits or had to wipe my computer clean and reformat, which I did 3 times previous and had this unit for only a year and half to that point. This program has definately, unquestionably, helped in the process. No doubt. This is a keeper for anyone that likes there system to be faster, cleaner, and error free. My only other recommendation to any other product is SUPERAnti-Spyware, which is a little different animal than this. But what a awesome peice of software.

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