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CCleaner for Mac

By Piriform Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of CCleaner

  • Protect your online privacy and secure your computer by cleaning unnecessary info
  • Last updated on 09/16/22
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 31, 2014

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.


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.


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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6.158

Expanding our cleaning
We've listened to your feedback and have added browser cleaning for Vivaldi. Now, you can easily remove cookies, cache, and browsing history from your Vivaldi web browser.

Making ‘allowed sites’ easier to access
Previously, you had to scroll down on the ‘Settings’ screen to find the ‘Browser Cleaning’ and the ‘allowed websites’ section. But now, we'll take you straight there when you click ‘Manage Allowed Sites.’

Simplifying our photo analyzer feature
When you're analyzing a large volume of bad or similar photos, you now have the option to select all photos (and deselect the ones you want to keep), rather than selecting them one by one.

Fixing bugs
We've fixed several bugs, including one that was preventing the 'TRY AGAIN' button from working correctly when a subscription fails to activate.


Release September 16, 2022
Date Added September 16, 2022
Version 2.6.158

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Monterey
  • macOS Big Sur
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra


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Developer's Description

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Mac to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history, photo library of pixelated, blurry or duplicated photos and unused applications taking up valuable space on your machine.
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