CCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6707 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.03.5128
  • Total Downloads:
    97,405,486
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 24, 2015
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"One Program, Too Many Download Websites"

March 04, 2015  |  By Touchito

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

An excellent program that you can get almost anywhere.

Cons

An excellent program risky to download from anywhere.

Summary

Virus producers surely like popular software to spread their malware, and CCleaner might be one of their favorites, so don't download it from anywhere but from trusted websites. I suggest piriform.com (CCleaner official website) or download.cnet.com

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3 stars

"Great product, Aint what it used to be back in the day"

February 27, 2015  |  By mrobinsonjr

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

Works great, Cleans the computers temp folders better than Windows Disk cleanup.

Cons

1. this Ccleaner professional stuff is crap. Why Piriform why?
Do you have to shove BUY ME NOW into my face?

2. Just like MBAM the parent company Piriform got money hungry. by saying BUY ME NOW FOR 24.95! Why cant it be like it was 7 years ago where you made the program and put it on this website for users to download without any of this buying stuff?

Answer to that would be a DONATE button.

3. The Ccleaner monitoring feature is crap. Uses excessive memory when it shouldn't be in the first place. I think a prompt should be displayed asking the end user if they want the Ccleaner monitoring to be running.

Summary

Great product, but needs to kick the BUY ME NOW habit.
Add a donate button to the website and from within the program.

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4 stars

"Maybe best of class"

February 24, 2015  |  By Mukunda_Yuyutsu

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.03.5128

Pros

Many similar products over promise and under deliver. This is the only "Cleaner" product I would recommend using.,

Cons

In most cases you can just manually delete the files. You don't really need a cleaner product.

Summary

Quick, easy and effective.

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3 stars

"Ok but could be better"

February 16, 2015

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.02.5101

Pros

Seems to clean most things well.

Cons

Doesn't clean 'add file' items 100% of the time. If there's a shell right-click command I don't see it.

Summary

Ok, but not worth paying for.

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2 stars

"Keeps adding itself to startup"

February 02, 2015  |  By dexteriot

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.02.5101

Pros

free and used to be good, still can be good if doesnt add itself to startup.

Cons

keeps adding itself to startup. you open ccleaner and you see it in startups and clear it. then open again and its there. impossible to remove. good thing is that made me look for alternatives.

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5 stars

"Great program and free"

January 30, 2015  |  By freddie_dude

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.02.5101

Pros

Does what is says - cleans out the mess and junk on your PC

A lot of features and options

Cons

None actually. This is a great software.

Summary

Go for it!! Ultimate cleaning app for your PC and not like the other utilities out there that promises many things but delivers none ultimately.

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1 stars

"Not Usable for Netbooks"

January 27, 2015  |  By Wijono

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.02.5101

Pros

Used to be one of the greatest cleaning applications.

Cons

Not usable for the screen resolution of 1024x600.

Summary

Ccleaner used to be one of the greatest 5 stars cleaning application.
Not anymore though since version 5.00 for the netbook users with screen resolution of 1024x600, especially those older people that use large size (120 dpi) settings, this group of users are practically left out, as the lower part of the screen, where the "Analyze" and "Run Cleaner" are, is invisible (truncated), hence cannot use Ccleaner. It is really pity.

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5 stars

"I gotta say 'tsa great program"

January 12, 2015  |  By lancerevomaniac

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

1. Pure, focused on cleaning computer rubbish
2. Effective, fast, works well
3. Simple, very easy to use

Cons

no cons at all

Summary

Surely a keeper

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1 stars

"SOMETIMES SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS GO OVERBOARD"

January 07, 2015  |  By Lynzaad1

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

Same background engine

Cons

In developing software to control the PC for the user, software developers sometime wants to make decisions for the user which is not always convenient in particular circumstances. This particularly relevant to security software. For example CCleaner 5 is very quick in cleaning up your history - very inconvenient when one requires the history during a project. The motto for security software developers should be "to assist the user by providing him/her the tools required and not controlling the user".

Summary

A nice program, but it's gone overboard. I'm now in search of a new product.

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5 stars

"Works as stated!"

December 29, 2014  |  By oadon

 |  Version: CCleaner 5.01.5075

Pros

Seems to work as good as previous versions. I don't know if it works but it does clean out all the cookies, etc. on my computers. I use it on windows 7 and 8.1

Cons

None that I have experienced

Summary

I would recommend this program to a friend

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.03.5128
  • Added Google Chrome IndexedDB cleaning.
  • Improved Windows 10 (build 9926) compatibility.
  • Improved Firefox and Google Chrome session cleaning.
  • Improved Unicode support in Startup tool.
  • Improved keyboard navigation and shortcuts.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date February 24, 2015
Date Added February 24, 2015
Version 5.03.5128
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.08MB
File Name ccsetup503.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 97,405,486
Downloads Last Week 522,537
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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