Keeps cookies that it knows you probably don’t want to delete like webmail logins Unobtrusive context menu addition to the Recycle Bin Long history of regular program updates A backup file is created before any changes to the registry are made Killer feature set Can avoid scanning registry keys and values you tell it to skip over Support for a variety of Windows versions Support for macOS Standard download page is confusing and makes the program appear to cost money, which it does not The installer will add another program to your computer unless you explicitly deny it Thoughts On CCleaner If it’s not obvious already, I love CCleaner. It’s tiny, fast, and thorough. It doesn’t advertise to fix all the problems under the sun like so many “registry repair” tools do.
Why Is CCleaner Asking Me to Pay?
He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. Updated May 26, people found this article helpful Yes, CCleaner is absolutely, positively free. This means that it’s free to download and use in its entirety. In other words, the registry scan is free, as is the actual “cleaning” part. Remember, too, that CCleaner is a lot more than a registry cleaner and so all other aspects of the program are free to use completely as well. You can find a complete list of features here.
Why, then, is there so much confusion about CCleaner? Why do we get an email every week or so complaining that part or all of the program is asking for payment? Unfortunately, one or more other not-so-free programs masquerade as CCleaner, often times in large banner advertisements on some websites, tricking at least some people into downloading their program. After finding lots of “problems” and may be infecting your computer with some malware, it demands that you pay-to-fix.
The poor victim then searches for more about CCleaner, finds us, and well, here we are. To avoid this problem, make sure you’re only downloading CCleaner from here , the “Builds” page on Piriform’s website, the only maker of the software.
That’s also the only page we link to in our review. Beyond that, there’s also sometimes some confusion with the editions of CCleaner that Piriform offers. For home users, Piriform offers CCleaner the free version we’ve linked to already , as well as a Professional and Professional Plus edition. Both of those offer some optional extras and do cost money but are clearly labeled as such on their site.
Several commercial editions of CCleaner are also offered for business users but are also clearly labeled. If you’re using CCleaner as a registry cleaner, there’s no need at all to use anything beyond the free version. There are no bonus registry cleaning features offered in any of the pay-for editions of CCleaner. Continue Reading.
Free Up Space
Updated August 27, , 8: CCleaner has even been hacked to contain malware. Microsoft has been improving it, and it works even better in the latest versions of Windows This tool removes temporary files, previous Windows installations, log files, old Windows updates, thumbnails, and various other cache files. Windows will automatically scan for files you can delete.
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I always used CCleaner in the past, but now I’ve learned it apparently was hacked. I am wondering if it is safe now if you happen to use it. CCleaner was hacked back in and has been safe ever since. Hello everyone, I am not sure if this is the right thread, but I want to clean my pc, with CCleaner. I have been aware that CCleaner got hacked.