CCleaner Alternatives and Similar Software

One of the most well known hard drive cleaning utilities out there, CCleaner has earned its reputation from being free and easy to operate, with clear indications of what's being deleted and how much free space your hard drive is set to gain from the process.

A highly recommended Windows and Linux alternative to CCleaner by our community can be found in Small BleachBit iconBleachBit, which is also open source and purported to be more thorough. Of course, there are many other alternatives for Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/1/2020 2:56:00 PM

Alternatives to CCleaner for all platforms with any license

  • BleachBit

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , APT, Bash, Beagle, Chromium, Epiphany, https://alternativeto .

    • Does everything needed and open source Guest • Apr 2019 • 17 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While still not a perfect alternative, it has many of CCleaner's features and none of its malicious behavior. JohnDangerbrooksApr 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • really awesome open source alternative, and also allows you to script the cleaning process through the CLI, which helps when you have to do it a lot. elrey741Mar 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BB is Free (Libre) and Free (gratis). It can be used to free up space in your disks as well as to protect your privacy by deleting cookies, flash cookies, log files and similar. And because it's free (gratis) it does not include bloatware, malware, spyware commercials or anything of that sort. Guest • Jan 2018 • 15 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BleachBit is open source and does a thorough job of deleting various files that could reveal what you've been up to, from cookies to temporary files and other junk. It can't replace CCleaner on Mac, but on Windows and Linux it is arguably better and more trustworthy. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 22 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BlechBit is not just a good alternative; it is the only alternative between the random assortment of items I see here. Guest • Jul 2019 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • much better than ccleaner after ccleaner got bought by avast. has multiple options and more ways to clear hdd/ssd space than ccleaner. Guest • Nov 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simplicity and the fact that it's Open Source and the flexibility of the software, because it's the only one which adapt his functionnality to the environment ! Guest • Oct 2016 • 23 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not enough options and wipes extra settings in Chrome, like it closes all bookmark folders that are tedious to re-open as I need. It's just not similar enough, not that it's bad for most users. Guest • Jul 2019 • 3 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not clean Opera history and probably same is with Chrome. i did not check chrome. Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Coming from Linux, seems to clean a lot of things in Windows. Don't check all the function, read the hints for each one ! I never had trouble with this soft at the time. adresweb2bJun 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • portable version does not require an install Guest • Jun 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It supports all/most operating systems (including Linux - which doesn't get enough credit) and it is an open source software. Guest • Apr 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great that it's open source, however it tends to be relatively slow at actually deleting some types of data. It does warn you, but it should be performing much quicker on an i7 6700k OC'd, with an M.2 drive. Guest • Oct 2017 • 0 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • As said its better in windows i used it,it doesnt have a pretty apparience but it does its job Guest • May 2017 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Awesome piece of software, quite useful. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BleachBit only cleans the profile of the person logged in. It does not clean multiple users. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blackberry PortableApps.com

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  • Glary Utilities

    Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. It provides in 23 languages registry and disk cleaning, startup delay, privacy protection, performance accelerator and amazing multifunctional tools. It can fix dogged registry errors, wipe off clutters, optimize internet speed, safeguard confidential files and maintain maximum performance. It is designed for both novice and professionals.

    • Glary Utilities, to my knowledge, has not been hacked and packed with malware. brandontaylor2015Sep 2017 • 8 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not just a good alternative to CCleaner, it's even better than this. I can not confirm the Bundleware, at least not since a long time ago, even File Puma, Glary's own page is a highly recommended site to find and download software of all kinds. zerushDec 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Many useful tools and good cleaning capabilities. I love this software much Guest • Apr 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows Android

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  • PrivaZer

    PrivaZer is a free tool for cleaning and PC confidentiality, which cleans unnecessary tracks with deep and thorough scanning, it's worth it! PrivaZer also has a recovery point for the crust that can be easily created and secure your PC or laptop! PrivaZer will clean your favorite system 7,8,10 and provide the best performance and confedience.

    • I have never heard of this before so I checked it out this program is super extensive. it does have a donors version but it has everything unlocked not sure what the donor version does. But it does not beg you to pay like CCleaner. It has many option's for cleaning you will enjoy if you are a nerd or just basic home use. I will be ditching CCleaner for this and Fully recommend this to all my friends from now on! Guest • Dec 2019 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it scans almost everything is like ccleaner but free Guest • Aug 2019 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • An amazing tool that baffles me as to why more people don't use it! Guest • Oct 2018 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'm really surprised how something this good can be free and most importantly ad-free. Definitely going to donate to keep up the good work! Thumbs up Guest • Sep 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I use PrivaZer, it takes longer time to finish but it's effective. mohamuzaMay 2020 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • Clean Master

    Clean Master is an all-in-one cleaner app on Android for cleaning app cache, unused files, residual files, search history and uninstalling apps. With this apps user can also Kill running Tasks and releases more RAM to boost your phone performance and save battery life without granting superuser permission. [History Eraser] History Eraser will help you erase caches and residuals files easily with only one CLEAN click.

    • It just does the tasks that you want it to do,VERY fast,and VERY efficient.In my view,the ONLY program that is better than this at what it does is Kerish Doctor. Guest • Aug 2018 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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  • CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac scans every inch of your system and safely removes gigabytes of junk in just two clicks. Free up storage on your Mac and boost its performance — CleanMyMac finds 74 GB of junk on an average computer.

    • Not a good alternative, seems like a bait and switch company. Got a really bad feeling with their free trial and deleted immediately. Guest • Dec 2017 • 11 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • SD Maid

    This is a powerful tool! Use at own risk! Nobody is perfect and Android neither. Apps you have already deleted, sometimes leave data behind. The system constantly creates logs, crash reports and debug files you don't really need. Your SD-card is collecting files and directories you don't recognize. Lets not go on here...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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  • Wise Disk Cleaner

    Wise Disk Cleaner is a quick and safe junk file cleaner. The advanced scan engine will quickly locate junk files in your system and remove them safely. By deleting temporary and junk files, it increases available disk space and improves your system performance. You'll get a cleaner, privacy-protected and system-slimmed PC with Wise free Disk Cleaner.

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Advanced SystemCare

    Advanced SystemCare, all-in-one PC optimization utility, specializes in ONE-Click solutions to detect, clean, repair, speed up and eventually protect PC. This "must-have" tool is 100% safe with no adware, spyware or viruses.

    • It does a much better job of cleaning than all the others Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • Onyx

    OnyX allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Dashboard, Exposé, Safari, Login window and some of Apples own applications, it deletes caches, removes a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome and more.

    • Onyx is basically a GUI tool for all the housekeeping tools that macOS has on the command line. It will allow you to reset/clean up and clear most of the caches and tools that are in macOS, but have no dedicated GUI. In so far it is a "safe" choice, because it doesn't do anything that isn't provided for by the OS itself, it just offers a GUI and all the tools in one place. And for free. What's not to love? wonderwarthogApr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • To compare Onyx with CCleaner is like comparing an apple to a CPU. They are incomparable. Guest • Jul 2019 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac

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  • Duplicate Cleaner

    Duplicate cleaner is a useful program to help you organize the contents of your home hard drive or corporate network. Find and delete duplicate files, mp3s, photos, old documents and much more. Once these files are found you are provided with helper tools to enable you to select which copies to delete or move. These files can be deleted to the recycle bin, moved into an archive elsewhere, or replaced with hardlinks.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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