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CCleaner is a system-optimizing software that cleans users' computers in order to ensure their privacy. It is able to scan a system's hard drive, after which it displays a list of unnecessary files that it recommends that the user delete. The software was developed by Piriform and in this article, we discuss some of its key features, as well as some additional information.

Key Features

Here are some of CCleaner’s main features:

  • Speed: One of CCleaner’s main missions is to make your computer perform faster. This is possible because the software controls which apps use your computer resources at any given time.
  • Protection: With CCleaner, your privacy is protected. The software takes care of it by removing all the tracking files and browsing data, thus making your browsing experience freer.
  • PC Health Check: Your PC needs regular checkups just like a human. This is why CCleaner performs automatic analysis, but it also fixes and tunes your PC's performance.
  • Up to date: CCleaner makes sure to stay up to date with your browsers and ope. Depending on its version, these updates are performed automatically or manually.

How Does CCleaner Work?

Once a user chooses to delete the listed files, the software wipes clean temporary files, the history, cookies, super cookies, the autocomplete form history, indes.dat files, the recycle bin, the download history, recent documents, log files, error reporting, unused and old entries, ActiveX controls, and much more.

Is CCleaner Safe?

CCleaner was hacked at the end of 2017 and this made users doubt its safety. This has been a subject of controversy, especially when it comes to certain features, such as forced updates and active monitoring. Thus, we recommend reading all the relative information before installing it.

CCleaner vs Glary Utilities?

A frequently asked question: is Glary Utilities better than CCleaner? There isn't much that separates these two softwares. Whilst Glary Utilities is slightly quicker than CCleaner, CCleaner arguably has a better user interface making the experience more agreeable.

Is CCleaner Free?

This is the CCleaner free download. You can download and use this version for free. There are also two paid Professional versions that can be found on the publisher’s website - their prices vary between $24.95 and $39.95.

System Requirements

The version linked to this page is for Windows 7/8/10. There is also a version for Mac that requires macOS X, and there is a Portable version of CCleaner.