Since the Ccleaner software release in September 2003, the package has endured a remarkable number of updates, the latest being April 2011. They're all differentiated numerically, listed in chronological order, the latest being first that descends down to it's initial release, useful evidence of this is on the Piriform website (their manufacturers) and their affiliated partners. The Ccleaner's longevity in such a competitive freeware market has to be commended thanks to their initial brand of 'crap' as in 'Crap Cleaner.' A wise move from Piriform although it hasn't created an online client fall-out, that in other circles may've been classed as crass marketing without any opportunities to get lift-off. Eight years on, Ccleaner is now one of the most downloaded clean-up freeware applications, thanks to the myriad of updates Priform has encrypted in keeping this product viable to Window users. There is a simple reason for this?
Indeed, the encrypted script includes adware from a multitude of businesses - hence, the frequent updates. These are not deemed as 'spyware' but online businesses are incredibly suspicious if any consumer even touches on 'traffic enhancers' or question any add-ons that a download may contain. Of course, Ccleaner systematically engages in these sorts of shady dealings with marketers and huge online consortiums it'll be ludicrous if they didn't. Freeware could only exist via such practices. Collecting IP addresses (Internet Protocol) that's your online identity is vital for all online activity. By downloading the software - it is a passport for the technology to start weaving into different streams, sold on to other parties, without heed to the masses who download these freeware packages. The ironic matter is the Ccleaner application cleans up all your temporary files via legitimate software sources - and online data; albeit doesn't clean-up the add-on files that come with the Ccleaner (exe file) application. They embed themselves into the start-up folder; even after the cleaner prompts it has finished its duties.
It is safer *not* to have a freeware cleaner.
Every 'cleaner' freeware applications come with their own allegiance (business affiliated) tags - 'Ccleaner' is no different. The Ccleaner files do not exceed 3.5 MB in size, the reason, the smaller the file the less chance the user will cancel in mid-download flow. Due to the plethora of downloads from their affiliated sites the software boasts it is number one for freeware downloads; in the genre of 'cleaning disk space.' It doesn't mean it is number one as in the best on the freeware market. Seeing doesn't necessarily mean believing. Cleaning disk space is vital for an efficient PC, however, all the available applications are already installed on a five year old PC, so you do not need freeware software like Ccleaner. De-bugging cleaning files - defragging - clearing caches - cookies - temporary files - passwords - can be done safer without outside software sources.
The interface of Ccleaner.
Application designed, as the norm, from left to right - meaning all the utility details such as the CPU hard disk files - internet files i.e. temporary files - cookies etc are on the left - whilst the user interactive area is on the right. Tick the appropriate link tags so Ccleaner can clean or remove the selected files. On a simple prompt click your appropriate request and within seconds the application will filter until the end, unless the action is cancelled. You can also uninstall CPU programs via the Ccleaner application - although always check afterwards that no adware 'spider legs' are left, so check again, via your own CPU system that no 'spider legs' are apparent on files linked to the deleted programs. I check about three times. Ccleaner is notoriously keen on your system start-up, so check religiously that no data has been left by Piriform's odious adware scheme.
Version 3.06.1433 - this is the latest update (10-05-11) - Graphics that are overplayed and stylish on their interface gives the impression the application is kosher - often the cheapest bland graphic offering is the most genuine; don't be blinded by the bling. Other freeware software such as Yamp that do simple tasks like converting file formats and file compression. When, freeware gets overly complex such as the 3.04.1389 version of Ccleaner - whereby the application doesn't take onboard an applet to do menial tasks - it all takes place on-stage in the application. I ask questions? The 3.06.1433 version over-rides CPU start-ups and it embeds codes to your tool-bars. Some people wouldn't mind this - however, without reading the codecs I fear they're internet trackers. All masked via the branding of Yahoo. Google gets a re-birth on my system so it has been re-booted illegally without a prompt. Would you think that was acceptable? No, by clicking on that Ccleaner download button to try and safe-guard your own security from imminent cyber attacks - you're more prone to get them by downloading the freeware without deleting the program, promptly. If, you are a fan of this software and want to continue using it, check at least three times that all cookies are deleted; Ccleaner does cut corners. Deleted files miraculously reappear.
Piriform have all aspects covered, even the 'system restore' button from your PC is an example of how competitive the freeware market is. I strongly ill-advise going through this particular process via Ccleaner, if you must go through you're normal process to re-boot your system via a past date, to safe-guard yourself against freeware.
Message from the crash test dummy.
Thirty Five multiples of language choices is hardly a unique selling point for UK users either, nor does the registry cleaner will sweeten the bitter pill Ccleaner has devised to it's prey. For users who are destined to try out this application stay clear of the newer versions and opt for updates prior to Piriform's involvement with Google. It is less competitive and therefore just deals with tasks in-hand, albeit - delete after use. Profoundly the Ccleaner icon resembles similar traits to Mozilla's Firefox: a trust-worthy browser with a huge following. This isn't a coincidence; it is another trick to bring down your defences. Do not allow this freeware application to embed itself into your system; beware of unsolicited prompts involving the ALT- DEL keys. Windows will become more prone to crashing if this software resides in your start-up menu. Hope this has been of help. Thanks for reading.©1st2thebar2011
CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
I first found CCleaner in 2009 and couldn't believe I had not heard of it before.
On my computers the first thing I get installed is a Virus checker and a product like CCleaner that keeps your computer clean and protected!
The main functions with this FREE product is the cleaning up of your internet files, Temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history. I run this once a day to delete unwanted cookies and temp internet files that I seem to get just from browsing. What with all the internet identity theft I personally feel its important to keep your computer clean of personal information and unwanted cookies.
The second main feature of CCleaner is Registry cleaner.
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
I can't explain how great this is! How often have you uninstalled programs and been left with registry files or dll's that clog up your system/registry. If you don't believe me delete or uninstall something then run the registry cleaner and see the files it leaves behind! I run this once a week or after I have deleted/uninstalled a particular programme.
The final main feature in CCleaner is 'Tools' this is basically a quick uninstall function ~(much quicker than going through the control panel). It also has a 'Startup' editor, where you can edit the proccesses or programs that open up when you start your computer. I love this as I seemed to have loads loading everytime I booted up. I took off officer, steam, adobe! and its quicker. The final feature under tools is the system restore editor, here you can delete and create restore points for your computer.
I tend to use CCleaner daily to keep my computer running fast and efficient, if you also have a Virus checker then you are covered on all bases for a complete protection package.
CCleaner is easy to use and updates about once a month.
I recommend 'Microsoft Security Essentials' which seems to be the current flavour of the month. I know alot of Universitys advice students to use this as it is free and easy to use.
How often do you say to your computer, "Piece of crap", or something along those lines, at least? OK, maybe I should be asking myself this as opposed to asking readers, but the matter of fact is that in most cases, it is actually still a computer; but rather, a computer full of crap. Why am I using this terribly rude term so fluently? Well, they started it.
CCleaner, formerly known as 'Crap Cleaner', is 'the number-one tool for cleaning your PC' (and it's whole-heartedly free!). "Number One?! With such a title!?". It was subtlety re-branded by Piriform (the developers), with the 'Crap' being shortened to 'C'. Very sneaky indeed, as they can now claim, "Oh, the 'C' represents your hard drive, which is typically the 'C Drive'". For the sake of politeness, I shall now refer to the mysterious 'C' as cabbage.
So, how does this piece of software remove the cabbage from your computer? Let's think of it as if you're down t'market, and buying some fruit and veg. When you're picking out the fruit, you want fruit that is just about to ripen. You'll see some that's got quite a way to go until it's ready to eat, but there's also some that was perfectly good last week, but now is showing signs of mould - it's no longer of use to the grocer on t'market. In terms of a computer?
When you install software, browse the Internet, download files, run scans or perform actions on various applications on your computer, you create temporary files that make these processes quicker and far more simpler. Unfortunately, whilst these are useful at the time, they're often left to rot and build up on your computer, and the overall quality and performance of your machine begins to gradually get bogged down by these needless files. We need a cabbage cleaner! Oh, how very convenient.
Available to download from various sources (it's a regular top 40 appearance on download.com), it's by no means a hefty set-up package at 3.2mb, so it won't be adding cabbage to what is already your fruit-stand of a computer. Available in an impressive 35 languages (that's the programme also), the installer is elementary. My own gripe is the request for me to install the Yahoo! Toolbar, although this does come along with the claim that you can use Ccleaner within your browser. No thanks. Where's the need? Still, installation is a quick process, though you should note that the application will ask for Internet access during the process - I assume for a quick update check. It's generally a happy little installation, and on finishing you'll be thrown straight in at the deep end. That's right - no quick start guide, let alone a 'thanks'. After all, you'll be the one doing the thanking after all that cabbage has gone.
First impressions? Very good indeed. To pull off a grey/silver/white colour scheme quite as it does is a success in itself, but the general layout and structure to the utility is equally intuitive. When you do away with the conventional menu bar you have to ensure that the body interface is suitably usable, and it really is a master-class in getting the right measure between simple and comprehensive. The four utility sections are split into tabbed buttons on the left pane, the graphics of which are of splendid quality; something that's seemingly lacking in similar free applications. Each section is tidy and by no means overloaded with endless actions for you to perform.
There are a few nice little features; firstly, your computer specifications sit nicely below the programme title in the top left-hand corner. I think this is a great little plus, and adds to the understanding and authenticity of the utility, providing that edge of, "uh-huh, we know your specs, we'll get rid of your cabbage". You also have a nice little Pear logo in the top right-hand corner which represents the developers, Piriform. Not only is this funny because we're all used to the Apple Logo being branded around everywhere and here it's a pear (though it's not a joke!), but it also lights up upon being highlighted! Amazing, but also showing how unobtrusive it is upon the interface as a whole, blending into the grey background as if it were in a fruit bowl. You've also got links to 'online help' and 'check for updates', which are placed conveniently for easy reference.
As I mentioned, you've four tabbed buttons along the left-hand pane, the first of which is 'Cleaner'. Yes, this is where we say goodbye to the majority of that cabbage. Within this section's main body you have another pane on the left side, which is split into two tabs, 'Windows' and 'Applications'. Talk about tidiness. In each tab you have items listed under various sections of your computer which can be cleaned. By default CCleaner will automatically select the vast majority of options within each tab, though only the items that cannot cause a significant loss to you. For example, for Internet Explorer (within Windows, of course), the 'Cookies' option will be ticked but not the 'Autocomplete Form History' option. Indeed, removal of cookies will be an annoyance in some cases, but losing all of that form history - I may just have a little tantrum if that were to happen to me. Anyway, you can exempt certain cookies from the sweeper of death (no, it's not that one from Total Wipeout), which is one of many options to explore within the 'Options' tab. We'll delve into that little wonder later.
Of course I'm not going to run through each and every nook and cranny that this utility sweeps through, but it's perhaps an understatement to leave it at; 'it's pretty bloomin' thorough'. Nearly everything you could think of is taken into consideration in your Windows tab, though you may be wondering about those greyed out options, which you daren't select in fear of what they could do. Thankfully, the help section is a superb reference to use. It can look a little complicated at first glance (it's an online help section, by the way, so offline - no help. Help!), but it's tidy and easy to sort through and you'll find what you're looking for swiftly. Everything's explained very well indeed - it's one of the best help sections I've seen in some time.
The applications tab is an ever-growing one. This utility doesn't just cover Internet Explorer; nor does it just cover Firefox also; it also has a cabbage-removal tool for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. That's absolutely exceptional cross-platform support! A lack of individual browser support is often a flaw in utilities like this, but CCleaner doesn't mess about. It handles a whole host of other applications also; I was impressed to see WinRar, AVG and ZoneAlarm all in there (a full list can be found on the developer's website). You may be wondering what it can remove for these applications - you'd be surprised. There are all sorts of temporary files and logs in use by these programmes, but needless to say, CCleaner will happily hoover them up for you.
So after checking through all the options carefully, just hit 'analyze' (I know, American spelling). You can easily see what's being scanned, and you'll be prompted if anything requires your attention (such as having to close Firefox to remove the cache). You've also got a nice little progress bar, though this isn't the most effective due to its lack of consistent time measuring. Note that scan times will vary depending on your computer specifications and how regularly you carry out scans of a similar nature - it took well under a minute for me. The results are in. This is another great feature, allowing you to analyse the results before you depart with your cabbages. I had just over 1.5GB in there. Gosh. That's what you get for forgetting to empty your Recycle Bin for a couple of weeks (of course, it covers that too). The scan results are displayed very efficiently, with items tabbed under applications and sections, and further details under each tab. It really is top quality.
Hit 'Run Cleaner', and you'll warned that this will permanently delete the files from your computer. There's no turning back. The cabbages will be gone - forever. Yes! As with the analysis, removal times will depend on your computer specifications and how often you carry out procedures of a similar nature. It's well worth the wait either way. It's certainly been one of my favourite cabbage removers for some time now.
The registry cleaner is one that requires very little input on your part. All options in this section are checked by default, and it's safe to just 'scan away', as it were. You'll get a mixed bag of results depending on the frequency of your computer usage, as well as the number of times you've performed registry scans in the past. The scan should be quite a quick process, and when results are displayed you need not spend too much time reading into them. Upon hitting 'Fix selected issues', you'll be asked if you'd like to backup these changes - this is very useful for just in case it does pick up on anything that is actually genuine and critical. It's extremely unlikely that this would ever happen, and certainly hasn't been experienced by myself. Still, I backup every time, and with the backup files rarely reaching more than 30KB, you're not exactly paying for the insurance.
The fixing process is excellent; each fix displays a dialogue box which explains what the problem is in each case, which means that whilst you're letting the programme get on with its job, you're still gathering an insight into what's going on. The process is quick, and you can easily skip through all of the fixes automatically should you not wish to read the dialogue.
The third tabbed button is 'Tools'. These are all tools that you can find within Windows, but are far more simplified here, as well as being far more accessible also. You've got a speedy little uninstaller, which comprehensively displays all programmes available to remove, and does of course allow you to efficiently depart with any of said programmes. And yes, you can remove Ccleaner using the Ccleaner uninstaller. That's just a bit rude though, isn't it?
Within this section you also have 'Startup'. This allows you to simply enable or disable programmes to run at startup. It's simple, yet detailed and very clear, so one can have few complaints; it works well for me. Finally, you have a 'System Restore' section, allowing you to manage all of your system restore points (well, remove them). System Restore points are used for if you install new software; if there were to be a major mess-up as a result, then you could go back to before it happened. I generally steer clear of this section, as I've no real need to rid myself of any of these. After all, you never know with computers these days.
The fourth and final section is - you guessed it - 'Options'. Again, it's just a master-class in tidiness. One cannot help but admire the structure to this utility. Your options are sectioned off neatly using buttons as navigation, and the consistency of the design is very well-considered. The options included aren't pointless ones either (such as 'Leave pear permanently lit up'). As well as the basic ones, there are also management options for cookie removal, as well as some very useful advanced options, including 'close program after cleaning'. Useful indeed, though it'd be nice to see a shut-down option also. I'm just picky though.
Do I have any other little niggles? No. "What?!". It really is that good. Accessibility is well covered too. The programme rarely peaks 15K in consumption from my experience, which is superb. Scan times will undoubtedly increase CPU consumption, but the memory consumption is very efficient indeed. Updating is good too, with the programme informing you of updates within seconds of launching the thing, whilst you can also check manually using the link at the bottom of the interface. The update doesn't take place within the programme itself, requiring you to download the new installation file and clean install. This is a bit of an annoyance, but it's very little to ask of you considering all of those cabbages it's removed for you.
Overall, I think it's just magnificent - and it's hard to say that about software, for there are always some quite major flaws. I set about writing this review thinking that I'd give it four stars, as it can't really do an awful lot. OK, so it hasn't got a whole array of features and separate utilities - but so what?! Let's look at the title again shall we? 'Crap Cleaner', a piece of software that is, supposedly, looking to clean the crap from your system. Not only is this piece of software superbly designed and structured, it performs efficiently also, and supports a fantastic range of programmes in its cleaning regime. Pretty mediocre? Now that's a load of crap.
Installation is straightforward, be sure to un-tick the box for installing the Yahoo toolbar, you won't want that. Once installed CCleaner auto selects the tasks it recommends you run; it doesn't advise you to choose the advanced options if you are a casual user. These might speed up your computer slightly more but will also reduce functionality, most of the options are to do with how often you use an application and how high it appears on menus.
To use CCleaner it is as simple as pressing analyze (analyse for us Brits) and letting the program do the job. I would advise you close down all open programs (not firewalls or anti-viruses though) as they may interfere with CCleaner's scanning. After a short wait dependent on the speed of your computer (and how much crap there is on your computer!) CCleaner will present all the types of files it recommends you to delete. These are normally temporary Internet files which aren't needed anymore, simple tasks like emptying the recycle bin and just generally cleaning your computer up.
All you have to do is press "run cleaner" and hey presto all the files are deleted and your computer is cleaner than before. For relatively new computers that don't get much use or don't have programs being installed and uninstalled often, there might not be that much to clean. But on old computers that have had a lot of use, there could be potentially gigabytes of hard drive space being used up by general crap accumulated over the years. CCleaner (it used to be called Crap Cleaner!) cleans this up and gives this space back to you for use again. The effect this can have is astounding sometimes, it can really make a hugely visible difference to how fast your computer runs again.
CCleaner also features a handy registry cleaner tool which scans the registry (something you shouldn't mess with at all) for errors and fixes them. This can also speed up the computer significantly. Also present is a start-up editor which allows you to control what starts when your computer starts. Many programs tell the computer to start them when you turn the computer on when you don't need them at all. CCleaner allows you to disable whatever you don't want to start. This can drastically reduce boot time (time from pressing on button to being able to use the computer).
CCleaner is a must-use piece of software for all computers, regardless of user level. If your computer has any mess at all, CCleaner will find it and clean it.
CCleaner is a freeware application that keeps your computer free of clutter.
The programme deletes the unnecessary files that you accumulate when you install/uninstall software, browse the internet and old files that you put in the Recycle Bin. This is an essential task for people, as these unnecessary files can cause your computer to slow down and in some cases, cause corruption and computer crashes.
This is the programme's main purpose, but it also has other features such as a Registry Checker, Add/Remove Programmes and Startup.
The Registry Checker scans your computer's registry and finds problems such as file extensions no longer needed and leftover bits of software. These all help keep your computer running smoothly.
The Add/Remove programmes section is very similar to Windows' own version found in the Control Panel. On some operating systems, the Windows version only allows you to uninstall one programme at once where as CCleaner's version allows you to uninstall multiple programmes.
Lastly, the Startup section lists the programmes your computer automatically loads when your computer is switched on. A lot of software has this set up by default and this contributes to your computer taking long to start up. This section allows you to disable unnecessary software which is a good help in keeping your computer running smoothly.
I first was introduced to this free system that is easy to download and used to clear old files from your computer by my uncle. I use it several times a week and found it great in keeping my computer quick and free of old files I no longer need which slow a computer down and take up space. I have used it now for over two years and have had no problems with it at all. Also when a new version comes out it alerts you and allows you to upgrade which offers the system as new and up to date. Furthermore so pleased I am with the product I have recomended it to others and they to have found that it speeds up their computers and have experienced no problems or issues with the service. I would strongly recomend this product for ensuring your computer is as fast and has as much space as it can.
Variety of Features
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CCleaner is a freeware pc-cleaning and system optimisation tool. Whilst it lacks the features that some other software has, for the price you pay (in this case nothing!) you get a powerful little pc maintenance companion. The features are divided up into the following categories:
There are hundreds and hundreds of temporary files created on your computer as you go about your daily business and surf the net. This slowly build up into several gigabytes of files that could be better used elsewhere. What the cleaner section of this software does is let you choose which of these files you would like to delete. If you want to delete them all then you can do just that. To do this you analyse your computer; the software scans all the usual locations for these needless files and then provides you with a list of them and what size they amount to. After this you click 'run cleaner' and they are deleted from your system.
As you go about your day to day business of installing and uninstalling and moving programs and files, the registry references inevitably change. This leaves a lot of useless references which can cause problems. This section of the program, like the previous, allows you to remove these files at the touch of a button. Because the registry is fundamental to the computers operation, deleting files can cause problems. CCleaner allows you to backup the registry before you delete the files in case there are problems.
Within tools are the functions to uninstall programs, to system restore, and perhaps most useful of all is the option to control which programs launch at startup. This allows you to pinpoint problematic programs and even prevent viruses from launching on startup.
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The software is very user friendly with a very logical and simplistic interface. This is I think very important given the fact that you are performing semi-complex operations under the hood of your computer. The entire program, all things considered, is in itself user friendly given that it allows the user to perform actions that would otherwise involve both a lot of time and technical expertise.
As for being easy to update, the program alerts you when updates are available and will guide you to the website should you wish to download them. These updates are semi regular with a new one released every few weeks.
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This program is highly recommended as part of any computer maintenance arsenal; it makes the computer it is on much more efficient by way of creating extra storage space and by allowing the user to see what programs are hogging resources and act accordingly. This is all done under the guise of a stylish and simplistic interface in a program which, being free, ought to be tried by everybody.
I have to admit only finding this program via reviews on here, and still ever sceptical I still went to test it!
CCleaner is a freeware product by the Piriform programming house. Freeware is a program type where you get to use the total program for free and the programmers ask for donations to keep up the funds to keep updating it and developing it for more platforms.
That said, the program now supports up to the new Windows 7, which is a cool feat being as W7 hasnt been out that long. Is that the testament to Microsoft's new business theories since the convoluted Vista? I'm not sure.
However this little tool is much better than the XP disk cleaner program, and with a built in registry cleaner too I'm finding this a rather useful program.
I'm installing it later on 2 more of our network computers, mainly used by the children to see how much of a improvement it can make to those.
It might be time to point out that if you run your standard windows defragment program it tells you how much space you have free, and even though I removed 2 movies I made of me in Guildwars I did go from 25% to 40% free. You need atleast 30% free for your computer to work at its best.
So even though it is a extra program it certainly does better than the standard!
Piriform Limited is a privately own Software company based in London and provides PC utility programs to the users. They launched the program CCleaner for PC users who uses Microsoft windows in their system. Basically CCleaner is a freeware (that means no payment required to use this software) but they accept any amount of donation. These donations can be made via Pay-Pal.
CCleaner helps to clean the unnecessary information and data stored in PC. Especially when we use Internet, usually browsers tend to save some temporary data, pictures and information in a temp file and it slows the speed of our PC. So CCleaner helps to clean these files and speed up our system. It is really useful and necessary software for everyday PC users. This software performs some other important tasks as well such as it helps to clear all the unwanted registry entry from our PC and keeps it clean and faster.
We can easily download CCleaner software from their website. Then we can install it in our system. It supports all types of Microsoft windows operating system such as Windows XP and Windows Vista. After finishing the installation, you can keep the installer file in your system as back up.
This software is really easy to navigate and use. There are four tabs in the left hand side. They are cleaner, registry, tools and options. When you click on 'Cleaner' button, you will see two buttons (right hand side of cleaner tab) on top such as Windows and applications. When you click on windows you will see all the programs comes with your operating system as for example Internet explorer, windows explorer etc. Under these, you will find lots of options and you need to tick on desired options to clean the unwanted files from them. On the other side, the applications contain options for cleaning the installed browsers in your PC. After selecting all your required options, then you need to click on analyze button. Then it will analyze your PC and let you know the amount of unwanted and unnecessary files and all the temp files in your system. After that you have to click the Run Cleaner Button to clean all these files. It is really easy to use and light software. It does not require high specifications in your PC to operate.
Similarly, in the Registry button, you can clean the registry of the system such as missing DLLs, unwanted file extensions, obsolete software etc. It will immediately speed up our system and help us to work better.
I think CCleaner is really helpful and essential software for a PC. It helped me significantly to clean up my computer. It can clean all the stored data and information from my computer regardless whatever browser I use. It cleans all of them and helps those browsers to perform better and faster. It also has the option to delete/uninstall any unwanted installed software in your system. It also helps the user to select the start-up programs (similar to msconfig option).
All in all, I am really impressed with this software. It helps me to keep my computer clean and have a better processing speed. It also helps me to clean up the unneeded registry entries from my system. So, if you have not used this software yet, please go and download it. I can assure you that, it will certainly make your system runs faster and clean all the unwanted data and entries from your system. I am really happy and satisfied using this software, so it is highly recommended.
Ccleaner is a very useful freeware piece of software that can be run to clear personal information, which in turn can help improve the performance of the computer you are using.
So whats good about it?
Well firstly it free. It can be downloaded from http://www.ccleaner.com/, Installation is very easy and is just hitting the next button. The software can also be installed in numerous languages. The website also has a useful forum on it in case you experience any problems.
It claims and does remove temporary internet files from all recognised verisons of Internet explorer. When you start the application you are presented with a screen which by default is to scan windows for things that it could remove from the machine without affecting anything you do on it. This can also clean up applications as well. scanning is easy, as all you need to do, is click analyse which will show you what it can remove and after reviewing this list you simply click run cleaner. This is the only area for improvement, The analysis will show it clearing some much data, but when running the cleaner it clears alot less then claimed.
My favourite thing about this application is the registry cleaner which is in built with it. The registry is something which greatly affects the performance of any machine. For example, the way windows operates, whenever you uninstall any application from a machine it doesn't always remove entries to it in the registry. Therefore as your computer is used more, it will mean that the machine has more things that could easily be removed to improve the performance. Whenever you run the registry cleaner you need to instantly run it a second time as curing one issue often leaves a second issue behind.
Another feature with the application is the ability to remove any program from the machine. Truthfully I havent used this, but from a quick teat appears to function easily as well. Within here there is also the ability to look at things which run when the computer starts up.
This is a really useful tool, which i use in my day job. I'm a IT Desktop Support person and this makes many of the tasks that we need to do on users machines easy to do. Highly recommended.
The software unfortunatley cant be run automatically and you have to run it yourself. I suggest running this monthly, perhaps more depending on what you have done on your machine recently.
I was trolling through the web and I came across this programme, and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't think that it would be as effective as it is, but I was wrong. This programme is great for getting rid of rubbish that the computer picks up (mainly from the internet). It can also rid your computer from deleted items in your recycle bin permanently.
It cleans different parts of your computer, according to what you want to get rid of. For example, it gets rid of temp internet files, cookies, browsing history, recently typed URL's, recycle bin contents, temp files, window's log files plus many more... and it's up to you what you want to get rid of. You can check or uncheck the items you wish to 'clean'. It can also clean up applications on your computer!
It's a free programme that helps me rid my computer of unnecessary rubbish that would otherwise slow down the efficiency of my computer - a must have for internet users!
This was a geeky friend recommendation as I was just getting into computers, diagnosis etc...
So basically for those of you who don't know CCleaner (previously crap cleaner) cleans out all the rubbish that slows down you computer and wastes space, things like internet history and cookies etc... It clears your recycle bin too!
It features a registry cleaner, if you're brave, and allows secure NSA deletion (if you want it).
CCleaner is a very small program of just under 1MB and is very low on resources; it loads quickly and due to its small size can be used on a portable flash drive for clients and customers computers without installing the full software.
I like the fact that it shows your computer specs along the top and also like the simple interface and lack of features that make you take ages to set up the program.
Overall then a perfect program for getting rid of all that rubbish you acclimate whilst browsing online etc... and when using your computer in general.
After all who can be bothered to search your computer for things you don't need? CCleaner is like the Aggie and Kim of the computer world but instead of asking how clean is you house? It's more like how clean is your computer? It will also take the load and clean it up for you. All of those long forgotten temporary files, speed slowing internet cache items, cookies, memory dumps and whatever other useless and hindering information your computer stores indefinitely CCleaner just powers through.
How it works
CCleaner is amazingly easy to use and navigate all of the applications that it cleans are given it to tabs on the right hand side, separated by windows i.e. internet explorer, and your system and applications i.e. all the other applications on your computer it will clean for you i.e. other web browsers you use and the programs you have installed on your computer. On the right hand side you have 4 options cleaner, registry, tools and options.
Cleaner - Simply check the boxes next to the items that you want the cleaner to clean.
Registry - Analysing your registry and fixes any problems that it might have
Tools - Lets you manage which programs run at start up (great for removing those stubborn start up programmes!)
Options - Lets you decide just how the CCleaner runs on your computer
If you find yourself baffled by the options or unsure of what you want to clean or keep in case you need you may possibly need it in the future. There is online help which is very informative, you can go take a quick tour of the application and/or take a look at the FAQ's.
Or you could simply do what I do. Untick all the options you are unsure of for cleaning and only clean what you need to/are sure wont be needed. This for me is mainly my internet cache, cookies, temporary files and memory dumps on my system. It is amazing how much your computer stores every time you surf the net!! I've seen immediate improved performance, my comp is that bit faster and I didn't have to trawl through all my system folders. LOVELY.
Website - www.ccleaner.com
Created by - Piriform Ltd
CCleaner (or Crap Cleaner as it used to be known) is a powerful system cleaning utility that's totally free and is very simple to use.
You can download the latest version from www.ccleaner.com, the file is small at just over 3mb. Once downloaded, installation is quick and easy, but just make sure that you pay attention when going through the installer as by default it adds desktop shortcuts and a new toolbar onto your browser - you might want to uncheck these!
CCleaner goes through your system and deletes your old and temporary files that are associated with certain applications - mainly browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc. Over time, your system saves lots of files that you won't need: images from web sites, old pages from your ancient history etc. These old files will eventually clog-up your system and slow down performance - this is where CCleaner comes in. Simply run it, selecting which files to delete and it'll wizz through your system and speed things up for you.
The interface is professionally designed and you don't need much computer knowledge to be able to run it - simply select which applications to clean, click the run button and CCleaner will get to work cleaning your system. The cleaning can take quite a while depending on how much crap you have on your system, but when it's finished you'll see a handy report that tells you exactly what's been deleted and how much free space has been created.
CCleaner is a FREE junk file cleaner for your PC; you can download it from filehippo.com or download.com and begin using it right away. Its a very user friendly program which you can trust wont delete files necessary for your PC to function properly and will do this with just a click of the mouse.
There are regular updates of the program; at least once a month which no more than a minute or two to download and install. This installation process is simple with the usual "next...next...next" principle.
The sort of files it cleans are; cookies and histories from web browsers, unused short cuts from the registry and much much more. On average you can reclaim hundred of megabytes of free space on your PC.
There is also a handy un-installer included in the program where you can quickly un-install any unwanted program or add on.
Along with the un-install feature there is an easy way to edit which programs appear and load when starting up your PC. A simple google search to find out what any program does or is can help you choose which ones you keep and which ones you stop. By having fewer start up programs you can cut the time it takes your PC to start by a good few seconds.
A handy feature of this program is that you can add an option to the menu when you right click on the recycling bin to clean files from there, without having to open the program.
I recommend you get this program or an alternative if you use the Internet frequently or use your computer daily.
Thanks For Reading.