No it’s not a typo. There’s a program called CCleaner. It’s free to download and it will spring clean your computer in a jiffy to free up disc space and make it run faster. Yippee. It’s also one of the applications in my recommended downloads section, so I vouch for it.
What is CCleaner?
Firstly, let’s get over the double ‘c’ in the name. It effectively means c: – cleaner. So in other words it’s designed to clean the hard drive of your computer. But fear not, it’s pretty smart. It won’t go scrounging around your folders and chuck out your precious documents or images willy nilly. Instead, it’s designed to seek and destroy temporary system file footprints that pretty much just take up space and slow down your computer.
In short, CCleaner gives you the option to delete:
- temporary files
- broken shortcuts
- browsing history
- temporary internet downloads
How often you run it is up to you. I’m a fan of running it weekly, but there’s no hard and fast rule.
Preview of CCleaner in Action
Where Do I Download Me Some CCleaner?
CCleaner is made by a company called Piriform. It’s also only a couple of megabytes in size, so doesn’t weight down your system with its presence. It’s primarily built for PCs, however there is a preliminary Mac version.
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CCleaner is a very useful product speeding up you computer. Thanks for spreading the word.
Its funny – but I did think that it was a spelling issue! Then when I started to read what C Cleaner was all about, i realised that it was a program that is good for the computer
Sounds very handy!
Thanks for this great bit of gear mate ! Downloaded it and gave it a run and got back 14.4 MB of space. I do Disk Cleanup and Registry Cleaner twice a week and was amazed to see such a good result, so thanks again, mate !
Harry @toddenglishcookware, @toddenglish, @toddenglishrestaurants
I had forgotten about this product. It has been around a long time and it is great that you draw it to the attention of the public as well as explaining what the double C stands for. I didn’t know that.
Here’s to your business success!
CCleaner sounds like a great download – and it’s free!!!
I’m going to pass this post onto my ‘technical department’ (aka my husband) – he loves things like this.
I have never heard of ccleaner so I have downloaded it and ran it on my computer, It has removed 2499MB so that has got to make it go faster. Thanks for informing us.
Thanks for all the feedback. And Jackie – that’s a great result – 2.5GB cleaned!
Nice review of CCleaner, its certainly is a great piece of software.
I really like how it analyzes and can free space on my computer so quickly.
Its got my vote, slow computers are so annoying.
Thanks for telling more about CCleaner. I had been using it since before to clear cookies after the end period of time of my work.
Cheers Nicolle. Glad to hear you’ve been using CCleaner and have already found it to be a ripper program.
I used CCleaner in my old computer but not in my new laptop.I guess its time to install
to be more efficient my new laptop. thanks for the heads up!
I am not a big fan of such software, but I will give it a try. I have installed Windows XP in my desktop three years ago and it is getting really slow. All the hard drives are almos full. I have this hobbie of writing music, and for months I have not been able to write anything because the disk is full.
Thank you for sharing, I just hope this program does not have any adware or spyware.
This post has come at the right time for me. My computer has started to slow down, will give CCleaner a go. Thanks.
I use this software always! Very helpful. Keeps my lappy up and running always. And it’s free!
My computer is really old, and it probably has over thousands of files that were never really deleted. Do you think it would be a good idea to use the Wipe Free Space option?