CCleaner 5.20.5668 Pick
Software Product Description
The program features an intuitive interface allowing you to quickly view the various sections and file types you want to remove.
The Windows section category includes cleaning options for Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, System, and Advanced Cleaning features.
Internet Explorer - Remove Temporary Internet Files, History, Saved Passwords, Autocomplete Form History, Index.dat, Cookies, and more.
Windows Explorer - Recent docs, Thumbnail Cache, Jump LIsts, MRUs, Network Passwords, and more.
System - Temp files, Font and DNS Cache, Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts, Windows Log files and Error Reporting, Chkdsk File Fragments, Memory Dump Files, and more.
Advanced Cleaning Options - Custom Files and Folders, Old Windows Installation, IIS Log Files, Window Size/Location Cache, Prefetch data, Event Logs, and more.
The Applications category includes cleaning options for Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, Google Chrome, and Opera Web browser. Additionally, it includes popular applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, GIMP, Google Earth, Microsoft Office, and more.
An Internet category is also presented which includes Audacity, BitTorrent, FileZilla, Java, Yahoo Toolbar, and other popular internet applications.
Multimedia programs add to the list of applications that can be cleaned such as Adobe Flash Player Freemake Audio Converter, Media Player Classic, MediaMonkey, and VLC Media Player to name a few.
Popular Utilities and native Windows programs can be cleaned as well. The listing includes 7-zip, AVG Antivirus, CDBurner XP Pro, Windows Defender, Nvidia Install Files, Avast! Antivirus, MS Wordpad, MS Search, Regedit, more.
CCleaner also includes a Registry Editor, a handy Uninstall Tool, a Startup Manager, a File Finder to locate duplicate files, a Drive Wiper to securely erase your sensitive data, and a System Restore function.
Review Date: 2016-04-15
Pros: Well... It's still CCleaner! And, it still cleans! Sometimes!
Cons: 1) Metro skin is too flat & bright 2) Annoying UPGRADE buttons added 3) Annoying Social buttons added 4) Starting to fall apart 5) No longer supports XP
Other Thoughts: Someone should alert Piriform on their forums that they still list CCleaner as working with XP/Vista/7/8/10.
That's a lie.
4.19 is the last version to have true XP support.
5.00, 5.01, & 5.02 work in XP.
But, there are cosmetic issues.
And, 5.03 to 5.16 of CCleaner will crash XP & cause it to reboot!
Every time you try to run CCleaner!
On every XP machine I try it on!
They need to either fix XP support, or take down their label that it supports XP.
At the moment, that is a lie.
It crashes XP!!!
Someone who is a member of Piriform forums, please tell them to update CCleaner & remove XP from the list of supported OS, else fix the XP crash bug they have.
It wouldn't hurt to bring back the classic skin styling of XP, either.
Maybe while they are at it, they could also eliminate all the integrated Twitter/Facebook/Youtube/Etc social branding & do away with the huge upgrade buttons that just sit there looking ugly.
CCleaner used to be slim & trim, but lately it is starting to look like an overgrown GMO'd pig.