CCleaner (formerly Crap Cleaner), developed by Piriform is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. A public beta version for the Mac has been released.
CCleaner supports the cleaning of temporary or potentially unwanted files left by certain programs, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip, and other applications along with browsing history, cookies, Recycle bin, memory dumps, file fragments, log files, system caches, application data, autocomplete form history, and various other data.
The program also includes a registry cleaner to locate and correct problems in the Windows registry, such as missing references to shared DLLs, unused registration entries for file extensions, and missing references application paths. As of v2.27, CCleaner can wipe the MFT free space of a drive, or the entire drive itself. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
CNET editors gave the application a rating of 5/5 stars, calling it a “highly-recommended” and “a must-have tool” in spite of some minor glitches. In addition to that, CCleaner was awarded the April 2009 Editor’s Choice Award by CNET.
- Added Firefox 8.0 Beta support.
- Added Firefox 7.0 Final support.
- Added secure delete for Cluster tips.
- Added secure delete for Alternate Data Streams.
- Added cleaning for Network Passwords.
- Added PATH environment variable cleaning.
- Added cleaning for Top Sites in Google Chrome.
- Improved support for Chrome Canary.
- Improved support for Firefox Aurora channel.
- Added cleaning for AVG AntiVirus 2012, ACDSee 14, BitZipper and Avast! Antivirus 6.
- Improved cleaning for VLC Media Player and Axialis IconWorkshop.
- Added Marathi translation.
- Minor bug fixes.