CCleaner is the most popular tool for cleaning PC temporary files, Browser cookies and cache, cleaning Registry and doing some of the common tune up tasks to keep your system in good condition. There is a separate version for MAC OS.
It is a system cleaning software which is downloaded more than 1 Billion times. It is used to tune up your PC by cleaning PC temporary files, prefetch data, cache, browser cookies, browser history, log files, recently typed URL, unwanted data in registry, and many more. System Cleaner and Glary Utlities also offer similar features.
CCleaner PRO trail version is for 1 month whereas System Mechanic the best PC Tuning Software gives 3 month trail license. PRO edition is priced at $24 which is little high compared to Advanced SystemCare which is only $19.
CCleaner was developed by piriform Ltd in 2003 as a freeware with basic features and professional version with some extra features. The other products by this developer includes
Recuva – a data recovery solution for your files.
Speccy -A tool to detect your hardware model and configuration and will display what happening inside it ex (temperature, fan rpm, etc…).
All of these products have professional version with dedicated support. The android app for CCleaner is also available. Piriform also issues product for business edition, technician edition and also cloud and network edition for the above products.
● Improved Microsoft Edge Cache and History cleaning.
● Updated Microsoft Edge Tab cleaning.
● Improved Firefox History and Session cleaning.
● Improved Browser Monitoring functionality (Professional only).
● Optimized Silent Update functionality.
● Minor Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) improvements.
● Updated various translations.
● Real-time Monitoring.
● Minor bug fixes- Minor GUI improvements.
● For more check Link
Operating System : Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/,windows 10, Windows Server 2012
CPU Type :Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
Memory : 256 MB
Installation Space : 18 MB
Pointing Device :Mouse compliant device
Browser :Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 or Firefox or Chrome.
Users : Need Administrative privileges.
Open the download File. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Click on ‘Customize’.
In this window uncheck the option you don’t want like Desktop Shortcut, context menu and then click on ‘More’.
Choose the installation directory if you want to install other than C: drive by clicking the browse icon. Now click on ‘Install just for Me’ if many users are using your PC else click on ‘Install for anyone using this computer’ and click on Install.
Wait for the installation to get completed it will take less than a minute. Uncheck the ‘View release notes’ and click on ‘Run Cleaner’.
CCleaner is the most downloaded system cleaning software about 1 billion times. Lets see what are its features and how it performs. The user interface is pretty good and friendly so that a newbie to computer can easily work with it. The deletion of temporary files, cache, cookies and other unwanted junk files is very effective and consistent. It is fast and doesn’t make PC to hang on while cleaning but some other PC Tuning application like AVG PC Tuneup will hang on while cleaning.
In application tab you can choose, the type of files which you want for ex: saved passwords, form information etc and which you don’t want like internet tracks, cookies etc. The default cleaning is excellent with free version and for PRO version cleaning is done automatically. The registry cleaner is awesome and deletes most of the unwanted features. Degramention could be there but piriform made that as separate product as ” Defraggler”.
In tools tab Piriform has made a little bit easier for users like the uninstall wizard, start up program disable option, browser extension disabling, analyzing of disk for file formats, identifying and deletion of duplicate files and folders etc. But the drive wipe feature is not that much appealing for normal users. The options have some advanced features like settings, exclude folders from CCleaner, save cookies on certain sites, Monitoring and Users. The former two are available only for Pro users which is $24.95.
The task that it does in free version is amazing compared to other competitors like Ashampoo WinOptimizer and Avira System Speedup. Performance, speed, reliable and trust made CCleaner on top of all PC tuning applications. The Pro versions has certain advanced options like active monitoring, automatic update, control of users etc. This is preferable for home users.
The PC Tuning application is classified into light and advanced Tuning. CCleaner falls in light Tuning that means it is more cleaning than tuning. In this category we recommend Advanced SystemCare PRO which is cheap compared to other light tuning software and has lot of features. But for advanced PC Tuning System Mechanic Professional is the best and it inlcudes Antivirus Protection also. We rate CCleaner 3.5/5.
● User friendly interface.
● Very Fast and reliable.
● No need to clean manually in Pro version.
● The Pro version comes with 14 day trail.
● Defragmention not available.
● Gives more importance to cleaning rather than Tuning.
Piriform provides better support for all its products including CCleaner. Both Phone and Email support are available.
● Learn how to use and troubleshoot CCleaner
● Piriform help Forum
● CCleaner technical support