CCleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.12.660
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 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, 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 148 votes

    • 5 star 85
    • 4 star 54
    • 3 star 6
    • 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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5 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 stars

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

February 09, 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 stars

"Sweet, and always getting better."

February 09, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.12.660
Version 2.12.660 improves Google Chrome support.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date October 21, 2008
Date Added October 21, 2008
Version 2.12.660
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000
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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