CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6700 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.01.5075
  • Total Downloads:
    92,466,049
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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CCleaner is a free Registry and junk-clearing utility for keeping your system clean and optimized.

Pros

Basic UI: CCleaner's four main features -- Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options -- are clearly marked on a vertical tab menu. Initiating a scan and clean is straightforward.

Powerful: CCleaner includes most of the essentials for PC maintenance. It provides tools for clearing your temporary files, cleaning the Registry, and removing unused cookies from your browser. CCleaner also supports 64-bit systems, as well as updated support for popular applications.

Freeware: Upselling and bundling are minimal; CCleaner only offers the option to install Google Chrome, which users can easily opt out of. Compared to many other free programs, CCleaner is the least ad-heavy.

Cons

Registry cleaning: If used incorrectly, CCleaner is capable of doing more harm than good. Always exercise caution when cleaning your Registry -- create a backup before starting cleanup.

Bottom Line

CCleaner is effective at removing junk files and unnecessary temporary Internet files. While using it won't dramatically improve your system performance, it's nevertheless a fine addition to your utility collection.

 
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5 stars

"5.0 is a bust"

December 09, 2014  |  By Eric Thordvalson

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

None but i still give CCleaner5 stars based on prior experience.

Cons

SLOW!!!!! Ugly, Erased all my custom folders to be cleaned with update.

So slow that the individual folders could be read, not flashing through them as normal.

Worst of all contained malicious code in my download. Malwarebytes found this:

Registry Keys: 2
Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\CCleaner.exe, Quarantined, [e47e213fc6b61422195dc542897be11f],
Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\CCleaner.exe, Quarantined, [74ee124eec9089adbbbb8681ed17b24e],

It took hours to finally remove CC5.0 and restore my computer. A horrid experience.

Summary

I love CCleaner. Pinaform, Restore the previous edition and I promise to buy the premium package. (When it's on sale.)

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1 stars

"Messes up windows 8, 8.1, 8.1.2 very nicely"

December 08, 2014  |  By DakotaSpirit

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

I can not right now think of any pro's as far as windows 8 is concerned.

Cons

It made a royal mess of my computer, I have given up on it and will never use it again, this is the second time it has done that, I am not dumb am doing for the third.

Summary

While I think they use to be a excellent program it is not in my opinion any longer. It just does not like windows 8 at all unless something happened and a miracle became a reality. Just doing simple things with it, (not the registry) like clearing cache or files I no longer needed, it must have done something else and I have to complete redo my computer twice. No more, good bye CCleaner!

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1 stars

"Still works but looks like cr@p"

December 02, 2014  |  By bubbastien

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

still functions the same

Cons

New win8 style GUI looks like cr@p in win7, flat, too bright and missing the normal top right buttons for close, minimize, etc.

Since v4.8 it is installing background processes to check free space and to update in the background.

No new features added

The screenshots below are from an old version prior to them trashing the GUI.

Summary

First line in the what's new section should say "New win8 GUI" because it is not improved in any way whatever, it's much worse.

Looks horrible, adds background tasks I don't want or need, I certainly don't want any automatic updates after this disaster of an update, the win8 gui doesn't really work in win7.

Don't bother with this disaster, I'd recommend downloading v4.7 and staying with that until they fix the GUI.

Updated on Dec 2, 2014

The version I suggest people download for now 4.17, not 4.7 as I previously stated.

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1 stars

"UGLY UI - Trying to copy M$ Metro look and it's bad."

December 01, 2014  |  By georgermct

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

Engine in the background is the same.

Cons

User Interface leaves a lot to be desired.
Using a higher DPI in Windows Vista makes the whole thing look like it was made in MS paint, it's all choppy with no smooth edges in text and images.
Wost update ever.

Summary

Either we should have the option for "Classic" UI or CCleaner should wait until Windows 10 comes alone and copy that look because NO ONE likes Windows 8 or 8.1 ugly flat look.
With all the power of today's computers, why make the graphics boring and lifeless.
A step backwards if you ask me.

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4 stars

"Don't know much, seems like it did a good job"

November 29, 2014  |  By jbk9255152

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.00.5050

Pros

don't know

Cons

don't know

Summary

worked well

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

November 12, 2014  |  By dowseise

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"safest product for this kinda stuff"

November 09, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

-safe to use. gives a good cleaning.
-registry scanner has never caused any problems with any of my machines over the last decade.
-registry restore works perfectly.
-has built in uninstaller (so works like revo, uninstall and then use it to do a registry scan for leftovers).
-easy to use
-good company
-expandable to be more comprehensive (google it)
-portable version available

Cons

-i'm hearing its adding a startup by other reviewers (i hate that). i use the portable version, and it doesn't. otherwise, just remove startup in settings and turn off scheduled scan. or use winpatrol to change it and monitor it.
-reg scan could dig deeper (but then it wouldn't be as safe). use this for maintenance, and use wise registry cleaner for a deeper/occational peek.

Summary

excellent product. always has been and continues to be.

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4 stars

"Great program except the mis-leading pop-up notice"

November 09, 2014  |  By moodlebrook

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

This program has been with me for years and has helped me to get rid of unwanted un-dead space.

Cons

Other, more comprehensive programs will do about the same for you

Summary

It does what it promises really well; however, depending on what other software you run, it might not be really necessary for you. If you want to make sure you're not wasting that disk space (more important now since I went SSD) CCleaner is well-worth the space it takes. The nag pop-ups in the latest free version are a serious turn-off, though and it might make me reconsider my position.

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5 stars

"free and easy!"

November 07, 2014  |  By manger.john229

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

powerful, easy to use, intuitive interface

Cons

nothing...

Summary

now i have no problems!!!

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5 stars

"I used this software for years, always been impressed"

October 31, 2014  |  By RichCall

 |  Version: CCleaner 4.19.4867

Pros

Fast and easy use for all your files and caches. you decide what you want gone .

Cons

It doesn't allow you to leave out individual entries unless you know the command .

Summary

overall a fast and excellent free tool to remove spyware, cookies and useless files that clutter your computer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.01.5075
  • New Disk Analyzer tool.
  • Improved Firefox 34 cleaning.
  • Improved Opera History cleaning.
  • Optimized Memory and CPU usage.
  • Improved localization support.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 18, 2014
Date Added December 18, 2014
Version 5.01.5075
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.07MB
File Name ccsetup501.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,466,049
Downloads Last Week 447,445
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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