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.

Source: CCleaner

4 Responses to CCleaner – The Number-One Tool For Cleaning Your PC

  1. drhow says:

    It should be noted that Microsoft advised against using any registry cleaner. See


    • Ramblinrick says:


      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.



  2. GEGeek says:

    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.


    • Ramblinrick says:


      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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