CCleaner deals with a rather sensitive segment involved in computer maintenance, namely secure cleaning. It performs an in-depth analysis of almost all areas of your system and detects unused or invalid entries that clog the Windows registry, preventing it from running at its best.
CCleaner features a clean, professional-looking interface split into four areas: Cleaner, Registry, Tools and Options. Aside from the last one, which deals with application settings, each of the other three perform different jobs in various areas of your machine.
The Cleaner section is also divided into two panels: the first one, named Windows, serves for cleaning unnecessary system files (from Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Recycle Bin, Cache, Memory, etc), while the second one focuses on removing leftovers from third-party software that was or still is installed on your computer.
Here are some key features of "CCleaner":
Cleans the following Windows components:
- Temporary File Cache.
- URL History.
- Hidden Index.dat files.
- Last download file location.
- Download manager.
- Recycle Bin.
- Windows Temporary files.
- Windows Log files.
- Recent Documents (on the Start Menu).
- Run history (on the Start Menu).
- Windows XP Search Assistant history.
- Windows XP old Prefetch data.
- Windows memory dumps after crashes.
- Chkdsk file fragments.
Advanced Options allow cleaning of:
- Menu Order cache.
- Tray Notifications Cache.
- Window Size and Location Cache.
- User Assist history.
- IIS Log Files.
- Custom Folders.
- As well as cleaning up old files and settings left by standard Windows components, CCleaner also cleans temporary files and recent file lists for many applications. Including: Firefox, Opera, Safari, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat Reader, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more
CCleaner uses an advanced Registry Cleaner to check for problems and inconsistencies. It can check the following:
- File Extensions
- ActiveX Controls
- Shared DLLs
- Help File references
- Application Paths
- Invalid Shortcuts and more.
CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. We also certify that it contains no Spyware or Adware.
For the super cautious users we also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data.