If you need to clean your PC thoroughly of webpage content, cookies and all your online activity then CCleaner is what you will need. No other program cleans your computer to the extent that CCleaner does. This is one of the best freeware programs available on the market today and cleans not only your online activities such as internet history or all traces of internet activity on your computer but also frees up disk-space.
You can then run another program called Defraggler which optimizes your hard drive far better then the Windows defrag program. When you are done you will notice how much faster your computer responds.
CCleaner and Defraggler used together gives you the best possible combination of turning your computer back to the way it was when you first bought it. Note also that there is also a registry cleaner and also when removing all your online activities it also has an option of using encryption to fully wipe the empty disk space on your computer. This program contains NO Spyware or Adware!
Cleans all areas of your Computer
- Internet Explorer : Temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
- Firefox : Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.
- Google Chrome : Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.
- Opera : Temporary files, history, cookies.
- Safari : Temporary files, history, cookies, form history.
- Windows : Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
- Registry Cleaner : Advanced features to remove unused and old registry entries.
Release notes : CCleaner
The Microsoft Edge Cookie management has been improved on as well as the Chrome extension cache and cookie cleaning which has been added. Dont however use the registry scanner as it does detect the anti-virus as a file which needs to be removed. Everything else works fine. There is now also a Firefox HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) cookie cleaning and the programs itself appears to load faster. Not sure what they did to achieve that but it is much faster.
Installing the software is easy and even a novice can understand it. It is easy to use and much like Speccy comes with an assortment of languages.
CCleaner is one of the best cleaners in order to get rid of all those junk files you downloaded or dont even know you downloaded. It does a really good job at removing all of the files you dont need. The interface if very good and looks very professional and much better than the interface they used 2 years ago. There are a number of options with CCLeaner as you can pick what you want cleaned. The side bar gives you these options. some only want their internet cache cleaned while others want the temporary files removed. The temporary files tend to build up over time as well as Google Earth. If you click on the analysis button it will show you what needs to be removed and how much space you will save in the process. Depending on how large your hard drive is and how many files you have it will take a while. For this it took about 3 minutes.
I skipped my Internet Cache for this as it would need to close Chrome for me.
As you can see the hard drive is full. There is 25GB in my recycle bin as well as 99MB in Google earth which can be removed. Memory dump files as well as temporary files normally make up the most of the junk files on your computer. Now all you need to do is run Cleaner and that will be the end of all the junk. It is important to remember that before you defrag your hard drive to remove all the junk files. If you dont do this then you will also defrag all the junk you currently have on your computer.
You will note that the sidebar on CCLeaner has Windows and Application options. This allows you to decide what you want removed. As an example I dont want to remove my passwords or my network passwords. Once those are gone then you have a problem. On the application tab it will also have this option for your browsers – all of them.
CCleaner is one of the best cleaners I have used over the years. It gets just about everything that it should and it is well worth the download.