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General information

What is CCleaner?

CCleaner Free is one of the most popular software to clean you PC from temporary files, memory dumps, browser cache, Windows log files, registry errors and more. Moreover, from CCleaner Tools menu you can uninstall apps, find duplicate files, wipe drive etc.

CCleaner is a simple tool with option to remove leftovers and not used files by Windows components, and installed software.

Use CCleaner Free 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.

CCleaner can clean the current user's account only.

CCleaner Free screenshot

Advanced features in CCleaner Free 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, CCleaner 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.

CCleaner Free offers also a built-on 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.

CCleaner can easily fix problems with registry and create a backup of registry before making changes. CCleaner Free download is available for Windows and Mac users.

CCleaner Free 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 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 entire drive or free space only.

CCleaner Free Advanced Options

If you like to have more control about how CCleaner Free works go to 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 by CCleaner, skip users account control warning, close program after cleaning, display advanced reports, save all settings to INI file, minimize to tray etc.

Registry Cleaner

CCleaner Registry Cleaner

How to clean registry using CCleaner Free? It's realty simple. Navigate to Registry item from CCleaner menu, and click Scan for Issues. When CCleaner will find errors in Windows registry you fix them by clicking Fix selected Issues button.

CCleaner Pro

CCleaner Free is the basic version of CCleaner Pro. When you will buy CCleaner 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 free 14-day trial of CCleaner Professional and activate this possibility from Options menu.

CCleaner Professional Plus

CCleaner Professional Plus is a marketing name for set of tools to clean, optimize and speed up your computer with complete PC optimization and recovery toolkit.

CCleaner Professional Plus offers CCleaner Pro, Defraggler, Recuva, and Speccy software. You can download the software separately from our software hub.

CCleaner for Mac

CCleaner for Mac

CCleaner offers similar work flow 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.

CCleaner for Mac can also recognize 3rd part software, and find files that can be safely removed from 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

CCleaner 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 from Android system.

CCleaner Android version works with Android tables and smartphones. There is also an option to stop running tasks with Task Killer, and App hibernate feature to stop apps from running in the background.

Command line examples

You can use CCleaner from command line in silent mode. When you run CCleaner.exe using the /AUTO parameter, CCleaner 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 CCleaner 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.

Software review

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CCleaner 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.

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