CCleaner v4.16.4763 Updated

Midas on 24 Jul 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as cleaning traces of your online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. Contains a separate registry cleaner and can optionally use wipe features for both deleted files and drive free space.

See the official documentation for information on generating a list of covered programs search for "Export". An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Improved Google Chrome 36 cleaning and start-up management.
  • Improved Firefox browsing cache cleaning.
  • Added Repair option to Uninstall tool.
  • Improved 64-bit build architecture on Windows 7 and 8.
  • Improved Startup Item tool compatibility.
  • Added Teamviewer, Microsoft One Drive, Real VNC 5, Tag and Rename and Tango cleaning.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.

51 comments on CCleaner  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Shodan 2007-07-16 07:04

CCleaner is a GREAT utility, but still has one serious flaw. After all this time, it STILL does not wipe file NAMES along with file content.

AMITZ 2007-10-02 12:58

Yep, still no filename wiping. Is this because it supports all flavors of Windoze? How about an XP only version?

Still One Problem Remaining . . . 2007-11-11 09:01

CCleaner now wipes file names, but unfortunately it does not wipe files in the Recycle Bin. I deleted a file to the recycle bin, ran CCleaner and was able to recover the file and it was 'good as new.' CCleaner does seem to wipe files from folders, as it should. Other than this 'serious flaw', CCleaner is one fantastic utility.

a 2007-11-13 08:44

execellant file cleaning, been using it since it first came out, you can make it even smaller in size by deleting all the lang-xxxx.dll files that is if you only need english (looses about 678 kb's.), otherwise might wanna look into language codes and keep the one you need if still you want to decrease the size.

a 2007-11-13 08:47

can also delete unicows.dll, if you know you wont be using any windows older than xp. so its around 815 kbs vs. 1.71 mbs

Shodan 2007-11-27 06:03

The latest release of CCleaner - 2.03.532 - seems to have corrected the Recycle Bin wiping issue that was in previous versions running on Vista. If you have not tried this little gem, you are really missing something. Especially if you have enough computer knowledge to edit the winapp2.ini file and make it to what YOU want it to. THANKS for a fantastic tool ! ! !

j_sk 2007-11-29 08:10

I've been using CCleaner once a week for almost one year, I'm on Vista Premium since 9 monthes, and it has always wiped filenames and recycle bin.
I mean, no problem.

iVo 2008-01-17 05:01

Cool app. Just pack the *.exe and *.dll files with upx or other exe packer to save some space. :)

bjv16 2008-01-20 13:12

When it is used portably and set to save settings to an ini file, it will delete the registry keys of any version that is installed on the computer running it, if it is installed.

Shodan 2008-03-29 10:59

Sorry, I erred on my last comment. Prior to the latest releases, CCleaner failed to delete the index.dat file on Vista at bootup - not the Recycle Bin. As j_sk wrote, it has always worked on the Recycle Bin. Now the index.dat file is also erased beyond recovery at bootup.

ravinder 2008-04-01 19:20

CCleaner is a GREAT utility, but still has one serious flaw. After all this time, it STILL does not wipe file NAMES along with file content.

Neyon 2008-07-29 09:23

By far the best cleaner. Never had any problem!!!

Mike 2009-08-20 18:06

Great program. I've been using it for years and have had no problems. I strongly recommend it.

Mark 2010-01-27 12:47

Good portable, but which of the lang files (which isn't English) can be deleted? The language files are all labelled 'lang-1025.dll, lang-1026.dll' etc. Could save 900 KB by removing the unused ones. Cheers.

Billy Bob 2010-01-28 19:50

Delete the whole lang directory and you will have English, and remove all the other languages

Mark 2010-04-27 00:29

Is it just me or does CCleaner not compress under upx anymore, I used to do it but can't now.

Does anyone know a way round this.

joeytrippin 2010-08-26 14:27

Just installed the newest version of the ccleaner (v2.35.1219) and now I cannot uninstall programs? Any clues what the problem is? (I have restarted the computer)

Paul Regan 2010-09-02 21:04

Your portable version does not appear to plug into the Portable Apps application, which is looking for a *.paf.exe file. Could you please go the last mile and make this great app truely portable?

webfork 2010-09-02 22:18

Paul: you will need to contact the developers of CCleaner or PortableApps about converting the program to a PAF-compatible format.

ArnaudNime 2010-09-23 18:28

Take care ! CCleaner doesn't work any more after compression with upx2.0.7

yorap 2010-09-25 15:56

same here
CCleaner doesn't work any more after compression with upx2.0.7
CCleaner introduced TLS callbacks

Wizzer at Colour4Free 2011-01-14 12:21

I have tried out UPX compression on all portable versions since 2.27. None of them run after compression. Version 2.27 is the last that can be UPX compressed and still run. You can find it on the FilePig.org site

freakazoid 2011-01-31 05:09

To save space delete the x64 version and delete the /lang/ folder (if your first language is English), if you do this your CCleaner folder should be 2.1 MB now.

Ralph 2011-02-21 00:51

Screenshot shows old version please update

V3.03.1366

Magibon 2011-03-24 22:35

F.Y.I

Great tutorial on how to add entries in "Winapp2.ini":
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/25527-CCleaner-101

V3.05.1408

Magibon 2011-04-04 19:28

the link for "list of unofficial programs" is not working.

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=32066

V3.05.1409

the_watcher 2011-04-26 16:39

i was ready to update the post with the correct link to the "list...". guinness did it first :)
always one step ahead :)

V3.06.1433

Technomancer 2011-04-27 17:29

I've used CCleaner since I first found it a few years ago. It gets better every time they bring out a new version and it's safe and easy to use.

I've made a couple of donations to them and if you REALLY like it it helps them to develop it further.

V3.06.1433

zak_711 2011-05-26 16:22

The list of unofficial programs works only with installed programs; f.e. cleaninig opera portable requires manual entry of relative paths

V3.07.1457

Emka 2011-05-27 04:08

Oh, what do I have to add to winapp2.ini so that it cleans portable Opera just as thouroughly as an installed one?

V3.07.1457

zak_711 2011-05-27 15:13

I use the "brutal way"; as they don't know ( in C Cleaner forum ), I run opera.exe; then you can see ....

V3.07.1457

Tripod 2011-06-16 12:23

Superfluous language dll's in /lang (currently totalling 1.26MB):

To follow up on this further: as per message posted at piriform forums below (url munged by this site's posting script, reconstruct manually from the visible), it seems that English (GB) and English (USA) at least are built into ccleaner.exe itself as these two are listed by respective decimal numbers in the page quoted below but do not appear in the /lang subdirectory of ccleaner; so if you want only these languages just delete all the lang-*.dll's...

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=32535&st=0&p=193275&hl=+english%20+language%20+dll&fromsearch=1&#entry193275


Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:50 PM

http://www.science.co.il/language/locale-codes.asp
Look at the "Decimal" column.
English is included into the program.

V3.07.1457

juvera 2011-11-04 01:01

CC is possibly a great tool, but it does not clean LSO-cookies.
I believe there are LSO-cookie killers around, some even portable, but to the best of my knowledge you can create your own portable LSO-cookie killer. Here is how:

Step 1: On your desktop create a text-file. I named mine: nolso.txt

Step 2: Copy these 2 lines in your file:
rd /s /q C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Adobe
rd /s /q C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia

You must replace XXX with the name of the user logged in.

Notes: rd means remove directory. /s means: remove recursively subfolders, /q means do not ask for confirmation.

Step 3: Save your file

Step 4: Rename the file nolso.bat

Step 5: Run it every time you want to get rid of these respawning cookies.

Comments and additions are welcome!
How can you know when you are doing the right thing right!

V3.12.1572

dany 2011-11-04 02:44

@juvera
1. CCleaner does remove LSO's. Under Application > Multimedia and make sure you tick Flash Player. Go on the internet and get some LSO's, visit youtube or something. Scan with CCleaner. The results should show 'Multimedia - Flash Player' entries. Right click and choose 'view detailed results'. There are your LSO's.
2. You are removing way more than just the LSO's in your bat there...

V3.12.1572

juvera 2011-11-04 03:50

@Dany, Thank you Dany. I double checked: CCleaner does not remove these folders on my system (Win7). I do not know why, but I believe you.
My bat removes the two folders that are re/created at the moment I enter the web sites using these technologies (date/time match). Therefore my conclusion is that these folders are used only by the LSO web sites, and it does not harm my system to delete them.

V3.12.1572

dany 2011-11-04 12:53

@juvera win7 x64 here and well, um, the LSO's get removed on my machine... weird, maybe a permissions issue.
It won't cripple your system, but afaik that's also the location where Adobe stores the update logs and certificates etc... since CC works for me, I let CC handle it all.
Use the variable %APPDATA% in your batch, much cleaner and also 'portable' in a way. It expands to C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming

V3.12.1572

jurdz 2012-02-10 11:57

nice

V3.15.1643

Ruby 2012-02-23 19:52

In the [ How to extract ] it says to [ Launch CCleaner.exe (or CCleaner64.exe for 64-bit) ] however, launching 'CCleaner.exe' will run a OS/System check and launch the correct 'bitness' (i.e. CCleaner64 for 64bit).
So, if you use a launcher; just assign 'CCleaner.exe' and make sure both CCleaner.exe and CCleaner64.exe are in the same folder.

V3.16.1666

guinness 2012-02-23 21:15

Thanks for the tip, I was using a custom launcher but seems this isn't required anymore.

V3.16.1666

SYSTEM 2012-02-24 12:38

Thanks Ruby. :) I have edited the extraction instructions.

V3.16.1666

laurent6277 2012-02-26 13:54

2.53 M not 9 M, on my machine

V3.16.1666

I am Baas 2012-02-26 14:15

@laurent6277
Good for you. It's 2.63 on my PC. You have just won a one year free access to TPFC database update service. Congratulatuions. The laurent6277 collection sounds cool too.

V3.16.1666

juvera 2012-05-26 21:33

This version of CCleaner seems to have cleaned the Flash cookies on my machine!
But FireFox Addon: Better Privacy 1.68 did not!

V3.19.1721

juvera 2012-05-28 19:11

Sad update on the cleaning capabilities of CCleaner.

Yesterday I was triumphant, because I had the impression that CCleaner had cleaned my computer from persistent cookies.
That was based on a test on Youtube immediately after running CCleaner: the videos I watched last Fall had at last disappeared from the right pane. But today, the cookies have had
enough time to be resurrected, either from a steganographic code in a png file or from a marketing firm that is keeping track of what I am doing on my computer.

CCleaner cleans some of the cookies, but to be efficient a cleaning tool should be able to clean the THIRTEEN locations where persistent cookies can be stored (http://samy.pl/evercookie/), otherwise the cookies are re-spawned.

V3.19.1721

TP109 2012-05-30 09:11

@juvera

Good info

V3.19.1721

shodan816 2012-06-26 11:04

At least one problem remains in the latest version - V3.20.1750. If you COPY either your SendTo menu or your Program Files menu (or any part of it) to a TEMP folder and then delete the copy from there to the Recycle.Bin, CCleaner will delete the folder contents (the *.lnk files) but not those folders themselves. Looking in Windows Explorer, it APPEARS that CCleaner deleted them, but viewing them through a superior file manager such as XYplorer, or better yet from the Command Line, you will see those folders still exist.

V3.20.1750

Shadeclan 2012-09-14 19:02

Can't live without this app. I don't know how many problems I've fixed, with others' computers as well as my own, just by running CCleaner once.

V3.22.1800

guinness 2012-09-26 12:40

WinApp2.com has just push the 1000 programs mark for cleaning additional applications that CCleaner doesn't.

V3.23.1823

Ganamyde 2013-03-26 18:53

Here is an updater for it, it also has an option to update Winapp2
http://heilnizar.deviantart.com/art/CCleaner-CCleaner-Winapp2-Updater-312311257

v4.00.4064

DarkShadow 2013-07-25 16:21

v4.04.4197 (July 25, 2013)

v4.03.4151

Checker 2013-07-25 16:31

@ DarkShadow: Thanks ... and updated.

v4.04.4197

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