CCleaner Alternatives

    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.

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. 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.
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      BleachBit vs CCleaner opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BleachBit is a great alternative to CCleaner.
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      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 !
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Does everything needed and open source
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      RubiousOctopus Can't clean windows registry
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      It's open source and privacy focused along free software with multiplartform support
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      mARCUS420 Simple, Fast, Open source, Ad-free
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      JohnDangerbrooks While still not a perfect alternative, it has many of CCleaner's features and none of its malicious behavior.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      elrey741 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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      Most users think Glary Utilities is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      brandontaylor2015 Glary Utilities, to my knowledge, has not been hacked and packed with malware.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Many useful tools and good cleaning capabilities. I love this software much
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      zerush 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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      moji Much more tools available.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    3. 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!
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      Almost everyone thinks PrivaZer is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      An amazing tool that baffles me as to why more people don't use it!
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      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!
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      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
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      mohamuza I use PrivaZer, it takes longer time to finish but it's effective.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      it scans almost everything is like ccleaner but free
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    4. Clean Master is an all-in-one cleaner app on Android for cleaning app cache, unused files, residual files, search history and uninstalling apps.
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      Most users think Clean Master is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      AndrewFNAF Clean Master has been very useful on Android until Google decided to remove it from the Play Store. I still recommend Clean Master, for it has a nice interface, simple installation, clean design and trusted functionality.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    5. 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.
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      Most users think CleanMyMac X is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      Not a good alternative, seems like a bait and switch company. Got a really bad feeling with their free trial and deleted immediately.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      alteer8 The best thing money can buy for system cleaning on Mac
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Cleaner has ads and owned by Avast advertises for their business
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    6. 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.
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      Most users think SD Maid is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    7. 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.
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      Most users think Wise Disk Cleaner is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      Multi tools for caring PC.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    8. 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.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      Advanced SystemCare vs CCleaner opinions
      Some users think Advanced SystemCare is a great alternative to CCleaner, some don't.
      It does a much better job of cleaning than all the others
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic...
      OnyX vs CCleaner opinions
      Most users think OnyX is a great alternative to CCleaner.
      wonderwarthog 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?
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      To compare Onyx with CCleaner is like comparing an apple to a CPU. They are incomparable.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    9. Duplicate Cleaner is a tool for finding and removing duplicate files from your computer or network drives; It is intended to be used on user content - documents, photos, images, music, but can be used to scan any type of files.
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      Some users think Duplicate Cleaner is a great alternative to CCleaner, some don't.
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