CCleaner Free is a PC cleaner and optimization tool.
CCleaner Free is one of the most popular software to clean your PC from temporary files, memory dumps, browser cache, Windows log files, registry errors and more. Moreover, from the app Tools menu, you can uninstall apps, find duplicate files, wipe drive, etc.
CCleaner is a simple tool with the option to remove leftovers and not used files by Windows components, and installed software.
Use the cleaner to delete Internet cache and history, cookies, download history, las download location, sessions, recently typed URLs, Run (in Start Menu), Thumbnail cache, Taskbar Jump Lists, Windows log files, memory dumps, temporary files, DNS cache, desktop shortcuts, Windows error reporting, passwords, etc.
The app can clean the current user's account only.
Advanced features allow you to wipe free space, delete tray notification cache, menu order cache, old prefetch data, Windows event logs, environment path, user assistant history, custom files and folder, and windows size/location cache.
Moreover, the cleaner can recognize files created by popular software including Daemon Tools, Windows Media Player, eMule, Avast Free Antivirus, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, 7zip, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinZip, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Maxthon, Chromium and more.
The program offers also a built-in registry cleaner. This tool allows you to scan for issues in Windows registry entries regarding missing shared DLLs, unused file extensions, ActiveX and class issues, type libraries, applications, fonts, help files, application path, installers, run at startup, start menu ordering, MUI cache, sound events, Windows services, etc.
Easily fix problems with the registry and create a backup of the registry before making changes. CCleaner Free download is available for Windows and Mac users.
The free cleaner is packed also with useful system tools. You can repair, delete, rename, or uninstall unused apps, and generate a TXT report of installed programs. There is also a Startup manager, allowing to delete, enable, or disable programs that run when your computer starts, edit a Scheduled task and manage Windows Context Menu.
Other tools available in CCleaner Free include a disk analyzer, duplicate file finder, system restore manager, and drive wiper for secure erase of the entire drive or free space only.
Command line examples
You can use the cleaning tool from the command line in silent mode. When you run CCleaner.exe using the /AUTO parameter, CCleaner Free does not run the Registry cleaner. You cannot run the Registry cleaner through a command-line parameter.
Run CCleaner silently, using default settings
ccleaner.exe /auto /shutdown
Secure delete of files in CCleaner
ccleaner.exe /delete C:\CCleaner\*.*|D:\CCleaner\file.png /method (0-3)
Restore Registry Backups
Registry backup files created by app are saved as .REG file in My Documents folder. To restore registry settings simply navigate to this folder, and double click on .REG file to confirm. You must be login as administrator to restore registry settings.
If you like to have more control about how the cleaner works go to the Options tab. You can select there default secure deletion method, add "Run CCleaner" option to Recycle Bin context menu, set the cookies you want to keep, add or exclude selected files and folders to be removed, skip users account control warning, close program after cleaning, display advanced reports, save all settings to INI file, minimize to tray, etc.
How to clean the registry using CCleaner Free? It's really simple. Navigate to Registry item from the menu, and click Scan for Issues. When the program will find errors in Windows registry you fix them by clicking Fix selected Issues button.
CCleaner Free is the basic version of CCleaner Pro. When you will buy the Professional edition you will access additional features.
What can you expect from Pro version?
For example, instant products updates, automatic functions to keep you from running of free space, scheduled cleaning, option to detect and remove internet trackers, more advanced cleaning options, real-time monitoring, and private browsing history.
Start a free 14-day trial of Professional version and activate this possibility from the Options menu.
CCleaner Professional Plus
Professional Plus is a marketing name for a set of tools to clean, optimize and speed up your computer with complete PC optimization and recovery toolkit.
CCleaner for Mac
CCleaner offers a similar workflow on Mac computers. You have access to Cleaner module allowing to find and delete internet cache, cookies, sessions, download history, recent documents, recent applications, logs, recent places, directory service cache, etc.
Mac version can also recognize 3rd part software, and find files that can be safely removed from the system. The Tools section in CCleaner for Mac offers simple software uninstaller, Mac OS startup manager, and free space eraser. CCleaner for Mac is available in Free and Pro edition.
CCleaner for Android
The app can also optimize Android devices in seconds. CCleaner for Android can remove junk files, reclaim free space, and is packed with system monitor of used storage and RAM. You can also use this tool to uninstall multiple unwanted apps for the Android system.
The Android version works with Android tablets and smartphones. There is also an option to stop running tasks with Task Killer, and App hibernates feature to stop apps from running in the background.
CCleaner Free review
CCleaner by Piriform is my must have software for PC users to optimize, speed-up, and clean Windows system. The software is available in free and professional version. In my opinion CCleaner Free offer everything what would average user expect. Clean your system from unused files, scan registry for errors, uninstall apps, manage system startup, find duplicate files, analyze disk, or secure delete files from your hard drive. CCleaner offers it all and it's available for free. If you are looking for simple and fast tool to take care of your privacy CCleaner Free is the men for the job. In few click you can clean traces of your work in system, remove browser history, opened documents, and apps etc. CCleaner for Mac offers similar experience but the software is packed with less features.