CCleaner

CCleaner 5.2

Free
CCleaner combines a junk file remover, registry scanner, and other tools
4.2  (10,597 votes)
8.5
5.29.0.6033 (See all)

Temporary files are created by almost all Windows programs. With time, these unwanted files can amount to occupy several gigabytes of your hard drive space. A similar problem can occur with invalid Windows registry entries. CCleaner allows you to remove all these items, as it is the combination of a Junk File Remover, Registry Scanner, History Cleaner, and other tools.

History Cleaner can work with web browsers, media players, and several other applications. I love its clutter-free and easy-to-use interface. Unlike other programs, it doesn’t show annoying popup messages.

You will also find such interesting tools as the BHO remover, which can delete add-ons and toolbars from Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other browsers within CCleaner. This option is available under the “Startup” section, where, you may change the Windows startup items, context menu entries, and scheduled programs.

CCleaner also features a Duplicate File Remover, and Windows System Restore Manager. Secure File-Eraser can wipe out entire hard disk volumes so that no one can recover any deleted file.

Since all these features are available within a freeware app, CCleaner is pretty much an unavoidable tool for any Windows PC user.

Zack Martin
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Review summary

Pros

  • Analysis function to preview the result
  • Free version has many features
  • Doesn't use a lot of system resources

Cons

  • Startup manager doesn't list drivers

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Guest #44118254

Guest #44118254 Could be better, must be free for a full featured version.

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Jess Mason

Jess Mason My friend Heather told me how good CCleaner is.

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Nate Hargraves

Nate Hargraves A very useful tool to help with keeping your system clear of files that tend to affect your system's performance. The application is constantly updated, and has proven to be an invaluable utility in my arsenal for maintaining my system's performance.

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