CCleaner – The Number-One Tool For Cleaning Your PC

When I install a new computer, whether it is one of my computers or an installation for a friend; one of the first programs I install is CCleaner. This program has been around for a long time and its’ reputation precedes itself. This tool, also available as a portable app, is a good tool to keep in your tech toolbox.

CCleaner is a 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!

Piriform – Authors of the hugely popular software CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.

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4 thoughts on “CCleaner – The Number-One Tool For Cleaning Your PC

    1. David,

      I agree about being careful using registry cleaners; however, CCleaner has had the registry cleaner component built into their software for many years and if it were of such high risk I don’t think it would be there. Many people (especially at home) don’t even know that the registry cleaning component in CCleaner is an option. I personally have used the registry cleaning option on numerous occasions and have never experienced any problems. CCleaner does prompt you for a backup of the registry when you use it. Piriform continues to develop awesome software that is safe for anyone to use.



  1. Personally we try and let users know to not clean the registry but use the cleaning section as a guide to see where issues may arise, sure backup before doing a clean, but sometimes a clean will do a complete ruin and the backup wont help because windows just died. Should always browse through the list before performing the action of clean.


    1. GEGeek,

      Thank you for visiting the blog… I think what we are saying is that it is best practices that you have some knowledge of the registry; that you are aware that it is a critical component of Windows; and, that if you use the registry cleaning option in CCleaner you need to know what to look for. Thanks for your input on this…



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