Download of the week: CCleaner

By on November 20, 2008, 6:03 PM
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. The extra C stands for “Crap,” and the program’s aim is to clean your system from just that – the temporary and unnecessary files that accumulate over time. You might be surprised at how much disk space it can recover, fast, by performing a rather thorough cleaning of your system and online activities.

CCleaner also deletes temp files and recent file lists from a long list of third party applications, plus it comes with a registry cleaner that scans for things like obsolete entries, missing DLLs, missing shortcut references and other stuff that could eventually cause conflicts – it backs up your registry before making any permanent changes. Other useful features include a startup manager and an application uninstaller, but CCleaner is essentially designed to do one thing well, and that is to remove junk from your system quick and easy with little effort on your part. You can grab the latest version of CCleaner from our downloads section.

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DarkCobra said:
Well TechSpot couldn't have said it better. This is an incredibly good program. Some of the best utility programs are free and this is at the top of the list.
therickster90 said:
Agreed. I use it on all my comps. And usually it finds a lot more than the 5Kb shown in the screenshot. If it hasn't been run in a while it will literally find hundreds of megabytes worth of old IE data, and I don't even use IE.
windmill007 said:
GREAT Program...I find on some computers that have been running for years that sometimes it can clear up more than 1GB in space. Amazing!
viperpfl said:
I use this program all the time and finds it to be one of the best programs out there.
Badfinger said:
Very nice, I use their Defraggler also, amazing price!
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