CCleaner for Mac

CCleaner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.09.313
  • Total Downloads:
    186,876
  • Date Added:
    September 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,053
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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CCleaner for Mac scans your system to remove all kinds of files that can slow your Mac down and then removes the items you want. Through this app's intuitive interface, you can select where to scan, and then view the type and number of items the scan detected before they are deleted.

Pros

Category organization: When you select items to scan, and when you view your results, items in this app's interface are organized by category. That means you can find what you're looking for quickly, and you know exactly what you're looking at when you browse through the scan results.

Uninstall panel: In addition to the scanner and cleaner, this app also features an Uninstall Panel that makes removing programs from your Mac a snap. Just select the program you want to get rid of and click the "Uninstall" button, and the app takes care of the rest.

Cons

No individual selection: Once you've selected the areas you want to scan, you can't deselect items in the scan results. If the program comes back with files you're not sure you want to delete, you'll have to uncheck that entire category and run the scan again before you can proceed with deletion.

Bottom Line

CCleaner is a smooth-running free program that helps your Mac run as efficiently as possible. While the lack of choice in the files that are deleted is somewhat of a drawback, there are ways around it. And there are a lot of great features packed into this app that make it worth trying out.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Love CCleaner!!"

May 31, 2014  |  By Carlaspets

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.236

Pros

Cleans trash, all of it!

Cons

I can't think of anything

Summary

I've used CCleaner for a long time, on my PC and Mac and they both run great for a free app! Download, you won't be sorry!

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5 stars

"Fantastic program"

August 17, 2013  |  By Meditate1

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.233

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Finds the clutter with one click. Removes with another click

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4 stars

"Easy to use. Executes quickly."

May 03, 2013  |  By Mid_Man

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.233

Pros

Simple, streamlined screens make setup easy. Executes quickly.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

Good utility. One of a few that I have used for years. Plan to use it to wipe hard drive.

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5 stars

"My favourite cleaner"

March 01, 2013  |  By Paul McNulty

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.06.208

Pros

I used it on my PC and now I use it on my iMac.

Cons

I have not run across any.

Summary

I highly recommend this cleaner as one with confidence from past experience.

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4 stars

"Does what is says if you read the directions first"

August 19, 2012  |  By arahaim

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

FREE!! IF you read the directions first, and take the 5 minutes to get familiar with the control screens, it does what is says it will do -- on both Mac OS X and Windows 7. I cleaned out more than 450MB worth of junk (each) on three separate machines; the oldest a 4.75 yr old Mac Book Pro. Even my three week old Mac Book Pro was faster after I did all the initial set up and data transfers.

Now I run the program every day on my laptop before shutting down for the night; and on my wife's at least once a week.

Cons

The directions are not the best, and I almost deleted some items that were program required. BEFORE you delete anything the first time, scroll through all the file names.

Better to have to do it a few times than have to re-install a needed program.

Summary

Worth the time and did I mention, it's FREE!!!

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2 stars

"Oh dear ... not up to prime time yet!"

July 23, 2012  |  By BSpotter

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

It was certainly fast in analyzing my Mac.

Cons

Not certain that the program is playing ball with me. It states my Safari cache is about 1.2 GB but when I examine the cache in the library it only appears to be 300 MB. besides, I can delete this from Safari. Also, it doesn't fill me with happiness that there is no warning that deleting cookies will also delete some useful passwords as well. Choosing which cookies to keep is actually in the options menu.

Summary

HEY SHARWY! IS YOUR CAPS LOCK STUCK? Just to point out that you have damned the Windows version here but this is the Mac version page. Ah well!

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5 stars

"Stellar program - AS ALWAYS!"

July 11, 2012  |  By dugzer

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

Simple to use
Easy to understand interface
Fast, efficient cleaning of general crap
Ability to save cookies for your favorite or frequently visited sites
Works on the Mac just like the Windows version on the PC

Cons

Listening to bad reviews on this great "freebie app" written by people who should not own a computer or at least never do any maintenance themselves

Summary

I've used the Windows version of CCleaner ever since I found and learned about it on Download.com many years, operating systems and computers ago. The savvy user will always read the basics at least and learn how the program functions to know what it will do for you. This program is one of the "must haves" in your toolbox for keeping your computer in top shape and like-new performance. I add this app to ever computer I have worked on for family and friends because it works that good and is pretty much idiot proof (with the exception of one reviewer so far).
The Mac version loaded easily in my wife's iMac (3 yr old). Her iMac was experiencing some sluggish performance and odd behaviors but still worked OK - just not as quick as it use to be. Mind you - I don't use her Apple computer (or this would have been tinkered with months/years ago) and it was a wise investment to stop her from dealing with the varied issues Windows PCs seem to always have. Macs just simply work without all the cryptic messages you encounter on a Windows machine (at least prior to Windows 7 - but that's another review).
Anyway, the CCleaner for the Mac did the quick analysis (less than 30 seconds) and came back with a whopping 1.7 Gigabytes of junk it could clean up from using the original settings of the app. Most users would not need to set it to do anything more. The speed increase was immediate and incredible! This application should be used regularly and especially anytime you experience a glitch, strange or unusual activity.
I did not lose anything that was not safe to be deleted - remember that I am using the basic settings that the application initially comes with. The only addition I included was to identify the cookies of websites I wanted to keep.
This is a great program from the folks at Piriform who have provided the end user with a freebie app that does a superb job. Both thumbs up!

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1 stars

"wiped my entire hard drive clean"

July 03, 2012  |  By sharwy

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

NOT A SINGLE ONE

Cons

IF YOU WANT TOO WIPE A HARD DRIVE THEN BY ALL MEANS DOWNLOAD IT. I USE MY COMPUTER FOR WORK AND I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS I DELETED THE PROGRAM FROM ALL FIVE OF MY COMPUTERS.

Summary

DON'T GET IT

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5 stars

"Greatly Improved Over First Version"

May 30, 2012  |  By bilbodaggins

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.03.131

Pros

Supports secure deletion (1, 7, and 35 passes). Simple, unimposing user interface. Supports most apps that are commonly used on Macs.

Cons

There have been some serious complaints in the past, however this program has evolved considerably. Please give it a try, as none of the cons listed in the past still apply. As a former Windows user of CClearner, I highly recommend this.

Summary

Give it a try, I think you'll like it!

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1 stars

"Horrors. It wiped out my hard drive."

February 24, 2012  |  By fgreenhut

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.01.106

Pros

None thatI ever found out about

Cons

It wiped out my hard drive, Thank God for back up

Summary

It too 5 years off my life

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.09.313
  • Improved OS X (10.10) Yosemite compatibility.
  • Added Safari 8 cleaning.
  • Improved Startup Item Management.
  • Improved Cookie Manager.
  • New System and Browser monitoring (Professional only).
  • Added Social Media links.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date September 28, 2014
Date Added September 28, 2014
Version 1.09.313
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.7MB
File Name CCMacSetup109.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 186,876
Downloads Last Week 2,053
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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