Alternatives to CCleaner for all platforms with any license

  • BleachBit icon


    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Blackberry

    • 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 • 12 agrees and 6 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 • 9 agrees and 4 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 • 1 agrees and 0 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 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • portable version does not require an install Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 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 Disagree   Agree
    • BleachBit only cleans the profile of the person logged in. It does not clean multiple users. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Glary Utilities icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows Android

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
    • Glary Utilities, to my knowledge, has not been hacked and packed with malware. brandontaylor2015Sep 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Many useful tools and good cleaning capabilities. I love this software much Guest • Apr 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • CleanMyMac icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac OS X

    • 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 Disagree   Agree
  • Onyx icon


    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...

    Free Mac OS X

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  • FSlint icon


    FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. I.E. unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of...

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Wise Registry Cleaner icon

    Wise Registry Cleaner

    Registry Cleaner and Optimizer. Clean registry junks, repair Windows errors, and keep your PC at peak performance. .

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation:
    • Only registry cleaner? CCleaner cleans everything. Guest • Jun 2015 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Advanced SystemCare icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation:
    • It does a much better job of cleaning than all the others Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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  • Click&Clean icon


    Click&Clean is a free, fast and easy-to-use extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that can...

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome ... Waterfox Pale Moon Firefox

    • Click and Clean is an extension for google chrome intended to clear browsing data Guest • Nov 2015 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Click&Clean is intended for clearing browsing information (e.g. cookies, LSOs) from your Chrome/Chromium/Opera/Vivaldi or Firefox browser. It is configurable, but doesn't delete temporary files from your computer like CCleaner does. You can use both and benefit in different ways. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Mem Reduct icon

    Mem Reduct

    Mem Reduct is a small application that allows you to monitor and clean your computers memory. Exempt system cache, modified, and idle memory pages. As a result of the...

    Free Open Source Windows





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CCleaner Comments

Comment by em4020
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Comparison ........................................................ Pt. CCleaner ....... Pt. Glary Utilities
Disk Space .............................................................. 1 2.87 MB ............ 0 15.7 MB
Autostart Delay Function.......................................... 0 No .................... 1 Yes, is useful
Automatical cleaning, when the Computer starts .... 0 Selectable ........ 1 No, is safer
Cookies Delete Selectable for each browser .......... 0 No ..................... 1 Selectable, is safer
Analyze functions, what cookies to delete ............. 0 No, not so safe . 1 Selectable, what category
Detection of obsolete McAffee software in registry 1 Yes = OK .......... 0 No, not OK
Declared used as unused file extensions ................ 0 30 = Error ......... 1 5, really unused, OK
Could find numerous entries of uninstalled Nero.......1 with Active-X..... 0 Not detected
Assessment Points for all features ................ 3 Not my favorite . 5 My favorite
I had a bad experience after deleting entries, that CCleaner suggested to delete:
System was not bootable any more, so I had to restore Drive C from a Macrium Refl. backup.
With Glary Utilities until now I could follow all proposals without getting a problem. Otherwise, Glary Utilities was not able to find many left entries after uninstalling Nero, but CCleaner was here successful.
Be careful to follow CCleaner suggestions !</b


This comment really helped me out alot...what about with Auslogics BoostSpeed? Do you know anything about that cleaner? thanks jj

Not so safe?

Comment by john654
about CCleaner · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I don't know about the newest version, but it destroyed my registry few times in the past, the way my system couldn't start. I replaced it with RegCleaner and later with PowerTools Lite 2013, which were free but are both outdated by now.


What all does CCleaner Clean?

Comment by britted91
about CCleaner · Jan 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I'm having trouble with my computer right now.. I'm a college student and I go to the same 3-5 sites just about evey time I'm on the internet. I frequently have to save files for class, notes, research etc. My computer is running slow and according to AVG Anti-virus, I'm "not fully protected". I've been trying for the past hour to "fix" the problem through AVG and it's just not working. I'm not sure why. With all of that being said, Im wondering if I use CCleaner to clean out my computer if it'll delete or "clean" out documents, website memory, &/or files that I've downloaded that I need. Can anyone help?


It wont delete you documents, just your Web History and other unused system files. Accord to CCleaner " 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." When you open ccleaner Run the "Analyze" button then clicker "Cleaner" to clean, afterward go to "Tools" and in the "Uninstall" bar, click the applications/programs that you dont use and uninstall them for more space.

Comment by robert152
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

This is a great piece of software. Does an amazing job at getting rid of unnecessary files and superb for a computer tune-up.

@Aaron, I use this on a daily basis on several computers a day and never have had it mess up a computer. Perhaps there were other underlying issues with their computers?

Comment by Aaron
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

I dont like this program because it usually removes things that should not be deleted and I have known a good many friends that it has screwed up their system, and they have to reformat their system, and start over. I dont recommend it, there are better cleaners out there.


Safe, fast and very useful

Comment by matteopzz91
about CCleaner · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Every one needs this software to clean up Windows! I use it with the standard Windows cleaning tool.

But if you do not know how and what to change in the registry, never use the automatic registry cleaner!
The registry is really important and delicate, even a small mistake and you can compromise the whole operating system stability!

So use Ccleaner to clean junk and temporary files, to manage start up apps, to remove browser plugins but DO NOT clean the Registry!


good and safe to use program

Comment by Borgman
about CCleaner · Nov 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I also can recommend this program. I use Ccleaner and have no complaints.

Comment by Sm1th
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Love this app, I just wish there were an option to scan an offline drive--a drive pulled from another machine.

Comment by Rzast
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Its fast and accurate - at my friend's comp its find circa 8GB useless data (temp, trash, cache, etc.)

Comment by HermitPete
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Great program, being using it for a couple of years and have had no problems with it so far...

Comment by s0me0ne
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Excellent. I use this to keep my backups smaller by cleaning out the garbage from time to time.

Comment by zzzcrash
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

One of the first things I install on a newly installed Windows OS. Very straightforward, very fast, and very effective. Great program.

Comment by BuBBy
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

em4020 wrote - "I do not like CCleaner, because it usually removes things that should not be deleted"

CCleaner only cleans the options that you have selected. There is also an "Analyse" mode that will show what would be deleted if you were running a "Clean" for real. If there is something that you do not want deleted, then you simply unselect that option (Just as you would with any of the other file cleaners).

CCleaner also allows for you to remove entirely from the program the ability to clean certain options - If you want to remove the option to delete any broken desktop shortcuts, then you can do that. If you want to define a new option to clean some settings and a few files from a program that you wrote - then you can do that also.

This is something that the other file cleaner programs can't do.

To claim that CCleaner "usually removes things that should not be deleted" - sounds like CCleaner has an intelligence of it's own and decides what should be deleted (and usually makes the wrong choice). Fortunately, in this case the choices of what should be cleaned or deleted are still 100% in the hands of the user.

If you don't want something deleted, unselect the checkbox for that item. CCleaner only does what it is told to.

Comment by em4020
about CCleaner · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I do not like CCleaner, because it usually removes things that should not be deleted.
I do not recommend it, there are better cleaners out there.
I prefer Glary Utilities:
I used Glary Utilities to clean up the registry and to clean dead file-links or to clean temporary files.
In each case you should be careful before deleting, and look before, what will be deleted.


It only removes things that you have told it to remove. It has a clear list of things that it can clean and the option for you to choose those things or not. I have also tried Glary Utilities and it just wasn't for me.